July 14, 2020 | News | No Comments
A ranking system is coming to SmackDown.
On Twitter, Daniel Bryan posted a video announcing the “SmackDown Top 10 List.” The storyline is that wrestlers from the show’s roster will vote on who they think is most deserving of “future opportunities,” with the criteria for at least this week including overall talent, locker room leadership, and athleticism. Neither Bryan nor Shane McMahon will have a vote, and wrestlers can’t vote for themselves.
WWE had Bryan push that the lists will help decide future matches and how SmackDown is constructed.
Tonight’s episode will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as WWE returns to the venue for the fourth straight night. Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Zack Ryder in a United States Championship number one contender’s match has been announced, with the winner getting the next shot at Bobby Roode’s title.
In addition to that, the show will focus on fallout from Sunday’s pay-per-view and Shinsuke Nakamura’s Royal Rumble win.