The wild card rule is used (and broken) again as RAW superstars show up on SmackDown Live to chase some titles.
The WWE Title is defended in a match between two SmackDown superstars as the brand split is fractured by Vince McMahon’s wild card rule.
Rollins and Styles sign the contract for their upcoming Universal Title match, the RAW participants in the Money in the Bank ladder matches are announced, and some mostly average matches took place on an okay episode of RAW.
A new contender for the Universal Title is decided in a mostly good episode of RAW that finally felt like a night of new beginnings two weeks after Wrestlemania.
The first half of the Superstar Shakeup brought some big names to RAW, so now we will wait and see where their new paths will take them.
In the final SmackDown Live before Wrestlemania, Kofi and Bryan sign the title match contract, 18 men and women compete in a huge mixed tag match, The Usos find out what they’ll be doing at Wrestlemania, The Miz takes on SAnitY, Becky Lynch stands on a table, and Kevin Owens brings Orton and Styles together for a fight.
Big E anad Xavier Woods fight for Kofi as they run a tag team gauntlet to send Kofi to Wrestlemania, Asuka has to put her title on the line with no explanation, The Miz wants to add a stipulation to his match with Shane McMahon, and Kurt Angle wants to face AJ Styles during his farewell tour.
Kofi Kingston faces a gauntlet match to try to qualify for Wrestlemania, Sasha Banks and Bayley finally show up on SmackDown to take on The IIconics, The Miz responds to Shane McMahon, and Kevin Owens brings Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair together for a fight in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
The Shield joins together for a (possibly) final time, Becky Lynch fight for her Wrestlemania match, Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens get thrown another curve ball, Kofi Kingston gets screwed again, and more on an odd final PPV before Wrestlemania.
Xavier Woods and Big E take on Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura as we prepare for Fastlane.
R-Truth gets in over his head in his second US Title open challenge, Charlotte invites Becky Lynch to the ring for a friendly chat, Kevin Owens faces Rowan, Ricochet and Aleister Black continue to make their presence felt in the tag division, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
The NXT invasion continues as Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black, and Ricochet all compete in matches. Also, Mandy Rose faces Asuka, and a challenger is named for Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title.
Kofi Kingston puts on a remarkable performance in a gauntlet match to determine the final entrant in the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match, and one of the first entrants in the Women’s Tag Title Elimination Chamber match are determined on a very good episode of SmackDown Live.
Daniel Bryan unveils a new title belt, number one contenders are decided for the tag titles, Becky and Charlotte have words, and the US Title is in double jeopardy on a mostly entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Mysterio and Andrade battle in a 2 out of 3 falls match, Mustafa Ali attempts to overcome Samoa Joe, Miz takes on Cesaro, Mandy Rose and Naomi finally fight in the ring, Styles and Bryan come face to face, and Becky, Charlotte, and Asuka have words on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Rey Mysterio and Andrade deliver the first great SmackDown match of 2019, Miz hosts a birthday party for Shane McMahon, The Man and Asuka use The IIconics to prove a point, Samoa Joe makes a statement at the expense of Mustafa Ali, and Mandy Rose has a dumb plan to break up Jimmy Uso and Naomi.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella compete in a triple threat match to determine who will face Asuka at the Royal Rumble, The Usos battle The Bar to qualify for a future title shot, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio team up to take on Andrade Almas and Samoa Joe, and more on a very entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
John Cena is confronted by The Man, a fatal five way determines who will get a WWE Title shot a Royal Rumble, and Big E in a diaper highlight a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Rusev challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the US Title on a good episode of SmackDown Live that also featured Samoa Joe versus Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas, and a big eight man tag team match.
The “fresh start” for SmackDown Live was a fun episode with Asuka putting her title on the line against Naomi, Gallows and Anderson attempting to make a statement, and Mustafa Ali joining AJ Styles to take on Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas in the main event.