WWE MITB Kickoff Show
The WWE MITB Kickoff Show begins at 6 PM ET and can be scheduled to have a few matches. As anticipated, the WWE waited until Wednesday, May 15th, to announce another game for the Kickoff Show.
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Tony Nese (c)
Tony Nese won the cruiserweight belt at WrestleMania 35 by defeating the long reigning champ Buddy Murphy. He’d provide Murphy a rematch two weeks later and win . After that match, Nese would conquer his former tag partner Drew Gulak at a non-title match. It proved that Nese was along with his game and ready to defend the title in the MITB PPV.
Ariya Daivari made his name taken by winning a Fatal Four-Way game and then conquered Oney Lorcan. Daivari is a gifted cruiserweight, but I just don’t see the WWE taking off the belt Nese so soon. Buddy Murphy was able to bring credibility to the name using a lengthy reign and fantastic matches. Albeit, those games were on the Kickoff Display of every major event.
With that said, I think that Nese will win this match. It’ll be a great bout between two gifted wrestlers, but the WWE seems to be high on Nese.
WWE Bet: Tony Nese (N/A)
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c)
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Since this past year, Daniel Bryan was the main star on SmackDown because he held the world title, became the top heel, and put on strong matches for his whole run. Teaming up with Erik Rowan made matters much more entertaining for Bryan because he now had a big body guard to shield him. Regrettably, Bryan would lose the entire world title to Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35. He then missed a couple weeks due to an injury only to come back and be handed the SmackDown tag belts with Rowan.
The Usos were officially moved to RAW throughout the Superstar Shakeup. But, because of this dumb Wild Card rule, they have managed to look on SmackDown. The Usos are the former SmackDown tag champs having dropped the straps to the Hardys who ended up relinquishing the names because of Jeff Hardy requiring knee surgery. That’s how the straps were only handed over to Bryan and Rowan.
However, the Usos arrived to SmackDown a few weeks back and flocked to Shane McMahon just handing the belts over to Bryan and Rowan and a match was made on SmackDown. Bryan and Rowan would win the game and the straps. The Usos continued to be a thorn on the side of McMahon, so he made a tag title game between both of these teams.