WWE.com posted a new article on their website today titled “Who should be the next SmackDown Tag Team Champions?”
The teams listed are:
Kofin Kingston & Xavier Woods
Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev
Shane McMahon & Elias
Finn Bálor & Ali
Of those tag teams there are a couple that stand out such as Kofi & Xavier and Balor & Ali. But the team of Shane & Elias has a lot of people guessing that Shane will just award the titles to himself & Elias. In order to get Shane even more heat and to go along with his self-appointed “Best in the World”. In a potentially related note, John Pollock reported on Thursday that the Authors Of Pain (AOP) are scheduled to return imminently and are likely to be on SmackDown when they come back. This lines up with a recent report from Cathy Kelly on WWE Now that Akam is healed from his knee injury and is ready to return. As of this evening (Sunday) AOP are still listed on the Raw brand on WWE.com.
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The previously announced Smackdown preview is:
-Shane McMahon to crown new SD tag champions
-Kevin Owens responds to Kofi Kingston following last week’s attack
-Ali battles Andrade (w/Zelina Vega)
-Six-woman tag action: Bayley & Ember Moon & Carmella face Charlotte & Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville.