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5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
WWE SmackDown's final episode before The Show Of Shows is billed as a "Special WrestleMania version." This means that this is an episode to keep an eye on, as one or more of these surprises could occur.

Before you begin reading this post, please be aware of the following disclaimer. The surprises listed in this article are not focused on inside information, but rather on what we'd like to see! Moments are at the core of pro wrestling, so why wouldn't anyone want these surprises?

On this episode of WWE SmackDown, don't forget about the 'Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.' A Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship will also take place.

This isn't yet another WWE SmackDown episode. This is a genuine article.

The Fiend and Alexa Bliss arrive at WWE SmackDown

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
Let's see what The Fiend and Alexa Bliss will be like before WrestleMania in the WWE SmackDown roster. Not long before King Corbin went to RAW from WWE SmackDown, meaning that one or more RAW members were able to switch to the blue brand. Enter Alexa Bliss and Fiend.

Remember how Alexa Bliss and Roman Reigns had a haunting relationship not long ago? Although Edge, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan are squabbling, The Fiend and Alexa Bliss could alert them to the fact that they are being watched. After WrestleMania, this may be Roman Reigns' storyline.

Might this be why Alexa Bliss and Bray Wyatt were absent from WWE RAW's go-home episode before WrestleMania this week? There's no other reason for them missing such a crucial performance. Maybe Vince McMahon has something special planned for us!

Charlotte Flair offers to team up at WrestleMania

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
At WrestleMania, could Charlotte Flair team up with WWE SmackDown star Billie Kay? She's been cleared of COVID-19, and it'd be odd to leave her out of the lineup, given that she's the team's biggest star.

Billie Kay has been publicizing her resume, and Charlotte Flair may be the answer to her prayers. The Queen and Billie Kay may be added to the WrestleMania roster, and they may even win the championships this weekend.

This storyline will make a lot more sense on WWE SmackDown in the build-up to WrestleMania than on the already crowded card. Plus, having Charlotte Flair applied to this match rather than one of the singles matches at this point would be the correct decision.

If Charlotte Flair were to be introduced to either the RAW or WWE SmackDown Women's Championship matches, there would be a huge outcry on the internet. WWE would not want that to happen.

Dominik turns on Rey Mysterio in a spectacular way

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
A Fatal Four-Way tag team match is one of the matches advertised for WWE SmackDown this week. The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships will be defended by Roode and Ziggler against Otis and Gable, The Street Profits, and Rey and Dominik Mysterio, father and son.

Let's take a look at the last team we discussed. Could Dominik Mysterio finally get his chance to shine after allying with his father for the past year? May he betray the legendary Luchador on this special episode of WWE SmackDown, in front of the entire world, to kickstart a huge feud of their own?

Perhaps Dominik will be the one to bring Rey Mysterio out of retirement with a major match at SummerSlam this year.

Mysterio is forced to hand over his mask to Dominik, who will wear it for the rest of his career. It would be the ideal passing of the torch, with a plot that spanned months.

Otis snubs Mandy Rose when she arrives on SmackDown

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
Mandy Rose may appear on WWE SmackDown to promote her upcoming WrestleMania match. She may have a backstage interaction with her former on-screen partner, Otis, now that she's back with the blue brand. It's a different Blue Collar Brawler this time, one who isn't as friendly as the guy with whom Mandy Rose fell in love.

This could be a perfect way to illustrate how different Otis is now compared to the guy he was only a few months ago. As a silly and lovable babyface, he was unable to cross over to the degree that WWE desired, but maybe as a heel, his fate would be different. And snubbing Mandy Rose on WWE SmackDown might be a brilliant way for him to do so.

Many fans complained that the storyline ended abruptly when Mandy Rose went from WWE SmackDown to RAW, so this could be the final chapter in the story. Perhaps this makes Mandy Rose upset as well, ahead of her match!

Keith Lee returns and wins to action on WWE SmackDown

5 Surprises to Expect Before WrestleMania
As previously mentioned, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take place on this episode of WWE SmackDown. With all due respect to the current cast of contestants, it seems that only a handful of them will emerge victorious in such a war.

From the WWE SmackDown roster, Shinsuke Nakamura and Jey Uso stand out right away. It's possible to make a case for Ricochet from RAW as well. However, it seems that someone like (say) the returning Keith Lee will be a much better option to win a competition of this magnitude.

Keith Lee wants to make a strong comeback, and winning the battle royal is just what he needs to do that.