Another big return after more than 2 years, former champions to reunite and dethrone The Usos? (August 19, 2022)

Welcome to this week’s edition of things WWE subtly told us on SmackDown. It’s hard to believe we’re only two weeks away from Clash at the Castle 2022, but things certainly moved fast this August.

There’s a general renewed sense of excitement for WWE programming, and that was reassured for fans when they tuned in to watch another entertaining episode of SmackDown.

So what did WWE subtly tell us as we got closer to Clash at the Castle? Keep reading to find out:

#6. Sarah Logan seems to be returning after two years

There was a segment with The Viking Raiders and while we didn’t get to see her face, we’re pretty sure Sarah Logan’s return was teased. She was released from WWE on April 15, 2020 and it looks like she will return to reunite with her husband Erik and his tag team partner Ivar.

It will be interesting to see what role she has. For now, all that was subtly hinted at was her presence alongside the new and vicious Viking Raiders.

#5. Sami Zayn-Kevin Owens Reunion Is Closer Than We Think

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens approach a reunion. Let’s start by saying that without exception, Sami Zayn was the star of the episode on SmackDown. Perhaps it was the fact that it happened in his native Montreal, but his presence, conversation with Roman Reigns, and intercontinental title chases were the highlights of the show.

First, Zayn had an interesting interaction with The Tribal Chief, who teased him for joining The Bloodline by saying that the Intercontinental title would look good in the faction. Most notably, however, Reigns responded to Kevin Owens’ comments from RAW by saying that he doesn’t owe anyone anything.

The story seems to be heading for a face of Sami Zayn and a reunion with Kevin Owens. In the process, they will likely be the ones to dethrone The Usos.

#4. Is WWE Planning To Push Toxic Attraction At All?

Toxic Attraction was a last-minute addition to the Women’s Tag Team title tournament as Zoey Stark reportedly suffered a concussion that prevented her from teaming up with Nikkita Lyons as planned.

Instead, we got an even better team in Toxic Attraction for the tournament. We’re not sure why they weren’t placed there. But it’s clear that Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne have great chemistry as a team.

They would even beat Natalya and Sonya Deville to advance in the tournament. While they may not win, they were subtly presented as one of the tournament’s biggest threats. We expect them to beat Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah next week.

Triple H seemed excited about Toxic Attraction’s debut, and he commented on it too.

#3. Sheamus takes one step closer to Grand Slam glory, but is now the wrong time?

Sheamus defeated Ricochet, Madcap Moss, Happy Corbin and Sami Zayn to win the Fatal-5-Way match on SmackDown. He secured his spot at Clash at the Castle 2022, where he will face Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship.

It’s interesting to note that this will be the first Premium Live event to defend the title since WrestleMania 37 in 2021. While Sheamus only needs this title to complete his Grand Slam roster, he’s unlikely to be able to Gunther. dethrone.

#2. Ronda Rousey will soon be claiming SmackDown Women’s title back

SmackDown 1200 was probably the best Ronda Rousey we’ve seen in 2022. Although much of her run fell flat, she immediately noticed that her stride was a heel. She’s comfortable with her role, and the audience has eaten it all.

Rousey was arrested by security on SmackDown at the request of Adam Pearce, despite having already paid her fine. Her suspension has not yet been lifted. That said, this new and vicious Ronda Rousey will more than likely crush Liv Morgan to reclaim the SmackDown Women’s title at her next chance.

#1. Karrion Kross is on the horizon

Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns’ face-to-face segment ended the episode on SmackDown, with the former standing upright at the end. What stood out, though, was Karrion Kross and the hourglass he used for both Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.

We like the slow build up of Karrion Kross’ challenge against Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns. Best of all, he may not even challenge Reigns. However, the indication is that he will come for both men shortly after the Clash at the Castle.

A former WWE head writer here lists a likely opponent for Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania

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