Several SmackDown Live superstars will be absent tonight, it seems. After the announcement of the Wild Card Rule last night, the Flagship Brand has taken four talents with them as they move on to their European tour.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, SmackDown Live’s Roman Reigns, Aleister Black, Elias, and Apollo Crews are reportedly all touring with Raw. Johnson stated that the WWE’s touring itineraries were locked in before the Superstar Shake-Up occurred, which may be why the rule was implemented last night.
Last night, Daniel Bryan made his in-ring return after a nearly two-month absence. Hopefully, if this is true, he makes his way to the Blue Brand tonight to fill the void. If so, we may see a showdown between the Planet’s Champion, Kevin Owens, and WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.