It’s the second-biggest weekend of the year for WWE and the crowd in Brooklyn at Takeover, SummerSlam, and Raw have made it feel like a second WrestleMania weekend. It looks like Brooklyn could be in store for an eventful episode of Smackdown Live tonight.
Shelton Benjamin in New York City and could be appearing on Smackdown Live as soon as tonight. Benjamin has finally been cleared from his torn rotator cuff injury and he signed his WWE deal last week. He was one the guys on the list of names pegged to return to the company last Summer but the company opted to hold off on signing him until he got surgery on his shoulder and finished his rehab. The plan for last Summer was to debut him on Smackdown Live so it is possible that he will make his re-debut tonight.
Also, as we noted last night, Bobby Roode was on the talent bus with the Raw roster as they were headed to the Barclays Center. Of course, Roode did not appear on the show. I am not sure if they changed their plans for him because he was rumored to be making his main roster debut on the Smackdown brand. I guess it’s still possible that he will debut tonight in Brooklyn. I think the best time to debut him would be in Brooklyn because he would get a monster reaction from them. We’ll see what happens tonight.
Catch up on some of the trending wrestling news stories from the weekend by clicking on the links below:
- WATCH: Paul Heyman gives emotional speech at Jim Ross’ RINGSIDE show
- Do Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss really hate each other in real life?
- WWE may have finally put an end to spoilers leaking out before pay-per-views
- WWE Superstar joins the cast of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars
- Another former ROH star has signed with WWE