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 a different game to the Kickoff Show.
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Tony Nese (c)
Tony Nese won the cruiserweight belt in WrestleMania 35 by beating the long reigning champ Buddy Murphy. He’d provide Murphy a rematch just two days later and triumph . After that match, Nese would conquer his former tag partner Drew Gulak in a non-title match. It demonstrated that Nese was on top of his game and prepared to defend the title in the MITB PPV.
Ariya Daivari made his title taken by winning a Fatal Four-Way game and then conquered Oney Lorcan. Daivari is a talented cruiserweight, but I simply don’t find the WWE taking the belt off Nese so soon. Buddy Murphy managed to bring credibility to the title using a lengthy reign and fantastic matches. Albeit, those games were on the Kickoff Show of every significant event.
With that said, I think that Nese is going to win this game. It’ll be a fantastic bout between two gifted wrestlers, but the WWE appears 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 last year, Daniel Bryan was the main star on SmackDown as he held the world title, became the top heel, and put on strong matches for his whole run. Teaming up with Erik Rowan made things even more entertaining for Bryan as he now had a huge body guard to shield him. Regrettably, Bryan would lose the entire world name to Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35. Then he missed a few weeks because of an injury only to return and be handed the SmackDown tag belts with Rowan.
The Usos were moved to RAW during the Superstar Shakeup. However, because of this dumb Wild Card rule, they’ve managed to look on SmackDown. The Usos would be the prior SmackDown label champs having dropped the straps to the Hardys who ended up relinquishing the names because of Jeff Hardy requiring knee surgery. That’s the way the straps were just handed over to Bryan and Rowan.
On the other hand, the Usos arrived to SmackDown a couple weeks back and flocked to Shane McMahon simply handing the straps over to Bryan and Rowan and a game was made on SmackDown. Bryan and Rowan would win the match and the belts. The Usos continued to be a thorn in the side of McMahon, therefore he left a tag title game between both of these teams.