With Rowan’s bicep injury factored in, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if there was no intention whatsoever to go in this direction, but WWE was backed into a corner and decided to put the belts on The New Day to get around his needs for surgery.
Already, the seeds have been planted for The Bar or The Good Brothers to face them down the line, as both teams put it out there that they plan on being the next in line for a shot at the titles. Next week, they’ll face off, and it wouldn’t be shocking if the winning team was announced for a title opportunity at Hell in a Cell.
If that stipulation does get attached to their match, The Bar is the favorite to win that, as they’re the heels.
CARD PREDICTION SUMMARY
WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe
United States Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Rusev
SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella
Mixed Tag Team Match: The Miz and Maryse vs. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Bar
+ the Monday Night Raw side of things
Those are my predictions, but what matches do YOU think will be on the card? Drop your guesses in the comments below!