4 Predictions for WWE SmackDown Live: May 23, 2017

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Now in possession of a new WWE Champion, the current structure of SmackDown Live is going to change drastically. Here is everything you need to know heading into tonight’s episode:

In a truly shocking ending, Jinder Mahal stood tall at Backlash as the new WWE Champion. With a special celebration set for tonight’s SmackDown Live, how will Mahal make the most of this opportunity?

When the dust settled from the match between Baron Corbin and Sami Zayn, an unlikely winner emerged. The Underdog from the Underground managed to defeat the Lone Wolf, and in doing so established himself as a top player on the Blue Brand.

At the conclusion of the United States Championship match, Kevin Owens was able to keep hold of his title. The Prizefighter’s win didn’t come without controversy though, as AJ Styles lost due to the fact that his injured leg got caught in the wires running through one the announce tables at ringside. Because of this, a rematch between the two is a logical step for the creative team.

Thanks to Natalya and her infamous Sharpshooter submission maneuver, the Welcoming Committee scored a big win this past Sunday. How will Carmella, Natalya, and Tamina Snuka continue their upward momentum?

Despite giving an admirable effort in their Tag Team Championship match, the team known as Breezango was unable to win the gold. What team will step up to confront The Usos now?

With the Money in the Bank event approaching, the Blue Brand awaits confirmation on who will participate in the actual MiTB ladder match. Odds are this is an answer we’re going to receive in the very near future.

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So without further ado, here are Daily DDT’s top four predictions for what will occur on the May 23 edition of SmackDown Live.