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3 things WWE subtly tells us in SmackDown after WrestleMania

3 things WWE subtly tells us in SmackDown after WrestleMania
Welcome to the post-WrestleMania version of what WWE SmackDown indirectly told us. Despite the hype, SmackDown wasn't the most exciting show, just like RAW.

On SmackDown, only a small portion of the roster was included, and there were no notable returns or debuts. In reality, it appears that several feuds from WrestleMania are being recycled.

Let's start with the main event feud, which is a lot of fun.

Cesaro will compete for the gold on SmackDown

3 things WWE subtly tells us in SmackDown after WrestleMania
At WrestleMania, WWE made it clear what Cesaro's next move will be. The SmackDown this week did neither Daniel Bryan nor Edge feature, but the show opened, as usual, the Roman Reigns Universal Champion.

Cesaro appeared after he boasted about how he had no one left to challenge him. Just as he was about to say something, Paul Heyman, Roman Reigns, and Jey Uso stormed out of the ring without hearing a word he had to say.

It was intriguing, and the match between Roman Reigns and Cesaro, which was originally scheduled for Smackdown as a non-title match, was rescheduled. On this week's episode, "main event" Jey Uso took the place of Roman Reigns, which came as no surprise.

The match was going well before Seth Rollins called a DQ, claiming that their rivalry was far from over. On SmackDown, the story is as follows: on one side, there's the Universal Champion, who refuses to recognize Cesaro as a legitimate challenger.

On the other hand, you have an obsessed Seth Rollins who is seeking vengeance for his WrestleMania defeat.

Although a Triple Threat match is unlikely, Cesaro is expected to face and defeat Seth Rollins in a SmackDown main event match leading up to WrestleMania Backlash 2021.

If Cesaro wants to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash, he'll have to beat Seth Rollins.

Bayley has joined the SmackDown Title hunt

3 things WWE subtly tells us in SmackDown after WrestleMania
Bayley is WWE's longest-reigning SmackDown Women's Champion, but she didn't have a match at WrestleMania 37 for whatever reason. Instead, she acted as an unofficial host, outperforming the official hosts, Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil.

Regardless, she seemed to be an excellent choice for the next SmackDown Women's Title challenger. Bayley was placed in a position to compete for the title after a backstage segment on this week's broadcast.

Thankfully, she hasn't been mistreated since her SmackDown Women's Title reign ended, and her previous feud with Bianca Belair was short-lived. It didn't have a clear ending, which is why it makes so much sense now.

However, it's unclear if Sasha Banks will take part in the match at WrestleMania Backlash. She didn't say anything after losing the title to Belair on SmackDown, but a Triple Threat would be entertaining to watch.

Even a singles match between Bayley and Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Title would be entertaining.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn resume their feud on SmackDown

3 things WWE subtly tells us in SmackDown after WrestleMania
On SmackDown, Sami Zayn and the Kevin Owens rivalry didn't have much of a build-up going into WrestleMania 37. Despite the fact that the match was fantastic, it seems that WWE has refused to continue the story on SmackDown.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens played again, with the former winning by count-out to defend The Great Liberator. It's clear that it'll happen at WrestleMania Backlash, much like some of the other feuds.

That may explain why both men seemed to have put in less than 5% of the effort they did at WrestleMania. We're not sure what the aim of continuing the feud on SmackDown is, but it's possible that's why the next PPV is dubbed "WrestleMania Backlash" rather than "Backlash."

We expect a decent match at the PPV, but there doesn't seem to much need to keep the rivalry going. Sami Zayn was taking himself through conspiracy theories leading up to WrestleMania, and Kevin Owens was only in the picture for one match.