WWE kicked off the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournament on SmackDown last week. This week will see opening matches in those tournaments and so much more.
According to the brackets that they released on SmackDown, Doudrop is slated to take on Natalya and Shayna Baszler will take on Dana Brooke. Also, Kofi Kingston will battle Jinder Mahal while Xavier Woods takes on Ricochet.
Becky Lynch is set to defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks at WWE Crown Jewel. That is an interesting contest, because only Sasha Banks is staying on SmackDown after the 2021 WWE Draft goes into effect. They will continue that storyline on RAW this week as the build for Crown Jewel continues.
Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair are teaming up this week on RAW to take on Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. That should be an interesting tag team match. We will have to see if both champions can coexist.
Big E and Drew McIntyre will also have a face-to-face. Those two will battle for the WWE Title at Crown Jewel on October 21st.
WWE will certainly present more during RAW this week to fill up the three-hour broadcast. Odds are fans will see a lot of action as the company continues their hype of their next Saudi Arabia event.
You can check out the line-up (so far) below:
Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs Bianca Belair & Sasha Banks
Ricochet vs Xavier Woods – King of the Ring tournament
Kofi Kingston vs Jinder Mahal – King of the Ring tournament
Doudrop vs Natalya – Queen’s Crown tournament
Shayna Baszler vs Dana Brooke – King of the Ring tournament
Big E & Drew McIntyre face-off