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SmackDown LIVE preview, June 20, 2017: Daniel Bryan to address Women’s Money in the Bank controversy
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan returns to Team Blue this week and has promised his first act will be to address the controversy surrounding Carmella’s victory in the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. How will Bryan handle this and the rest of the fallout from WWE Money in the Bank? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
How will Carmella’s controversial Money in the Bank Ladder Match victory be addressed?
Though Daniel Bryan is likely excited about his return to Team Blue, The Beard has vowed to immediately address the controversy surrounding Carmella’s victory in the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
The Princess of Staten Island walked out with a contract for a guaranteed SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, but only after James Ellsworth knocked Becky Lynch off a ladder and climbed it himself, retrieving the briefcase and dropping it into the waiting arms of Carmella.
Through social media, the other Ladder Match participants have expressed their fury over Ellsworth ruining their historic moment. With all eyes in the WWE Universe turning toward Team Blue, how will Bryan settle this controversial matter?
The Lone Wolf reigns as Mr. Money in the Bank
Baron Corbin stood tall at the conclusion of WWE Money in the Bank, winning the Ladder Match to earn a guaranteed WWE Championship Match at any time over the next year. The Lone Wolf wasted no time inserting himself into the title picture, confronting titleholder Jinder Mahal on WWE Talking Smack after WWE Money in the Bank.
With Corbin eying the right moment to strike, will SmackDown LIVE provide him with an opening to take the WWE Championship?
Will The Viper be looking for payback on Mahal?
Jinder Mahal once again proved just how low he’s willing to go to keep the WWE Championship, as The Singh Brothers caused a distraction by threatening Randy Orton’s father, WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Mahal took advantage of Sunil & Samir’s blatant display of disrespect, defeating The Viper at WWE Money in the Bank.
The Modern-Day Maharaja will surely be ready to gloat after beating Orton in his hometown of St. Louis, but will Mahal have to watch out for a retribution-minded Viper?
Will Mike & Maria Kanellis bring the power of love to Tuesday nights?
The power of love is a curious thing, and it’s coming to SmackDown LIVE.
Maria Kanellis returned to WWE at Money in the Bank, revealing that she had been searching for the perfect partner during her time away. That search ended when she met her husband, Mike Kanellis. Now, the couple claims they’re here to teach Team Blue about the power of love, whatever that may entail. The happy couple capped off their arrival with a romantic slow dance for the WWE Universe, seemingly giving credence to their claims.
Will Maria & Mike continue to teach their lessons in love to the WWE Universe? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Daniel Bryan returns to SmackDown LIVE tonight
The Beard is coming back!
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed on Twitter last Friday that he will return to Team Blue this week.
Bryan has not been seen on SmackDown LIVE since the completion of the Superstar Shake-up on April 11, as he joined his wife, Brie Bella, to welcome daughter Birdie Joe into the world. The couple’s first child arrived on May 9, and now, Bryan is ready to get back to business.
The General Manager will rejoin SmackDown LIVE at a critical juncture, just two days after WWE Money in the Bank, where not only will Team Blue’s men compete for a guaranteed WWE Championship opportunity, but the women will also battle in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a guaranteed SmackDown Women’s Title Match for the first time ever. Having won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2011 and cashed in successfully to become World Heavyweight Champion, Bryan knows just how unpredictable things can become once the Money in the Bank briefcase comes into play.
Will Daniel Bryan’s return to SmackDown LIVE go smoothly, or will he come back to a Team Blue that’s more chaotic than ever? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!