as declared in On a night when top contenders were to be crowned, feuds wrapped up in grand fashion and a new champion was determined, these are the biggest winners and losers from the Feb. 21 episode of SmackDown Live.
A new women’s champion was crowned after Naomi had to tearfully relinquish the title due to injury.
Tuesday night, Luke Harper and AJ Styles came one step closer to earning a shot at the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, but only one man could claim “winner” status.
Then there was the rivalry between Nikki Bella and Natalya that came to a head in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
Would it be Alexa Bliss or Becky Lynch—two previous champions—who left the arena with gold around her waist?
as mentioned in The events of the night, though, pointed toward a Cena WrestleMania match straight out of a reality show.
Although the WrestleMania main event is still up in the air with just over a month remaining until the biggest pay-per-view of the year, WWE fans learned Tuesday that John Cena will not be a part of it.
Cena competed in a 10-man Battle Royal for the right to face WWE World Champion Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33, but after two consecutive losses at Elimination Chamber and on SmackDown the following week, Cena fell out of the title picture entirely by being eliminated by The Miz.
13 WTF Moments From WWE SmackDown (Feb 21)
as mentioned in Including all of that, here are your WTF moments from this week’s SmackDown.
There was none of that on this week’s SmackDown, even if AJ Styles did try his best.
God bless you, AJ, we hope it’s you who is going to the main event of WrestleMania 33 after carrying WWE’s top line scene for much of 2016.
Tumbling out of the ring with grace and precision, the skilful Bret Hart ensured that both he and Lex Luger struck the mats surrounding ringside at exactly the same time back in 1994.
Lucky number 13…
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