WWE SmackDown Predictions: AJ Styles Will Have His ‘Hands’ Full

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4.) Lacey Evans vs. Dana Brooke (w/Carmella) [Grudge Match]

Two weeks ago on Friday Night SmackDown, Nikki Cross rolled up Lacey Evans in a fatal four-way match against Alexa Bliss and Dana Brooke to become number one contender for Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship. Evans was livid at that fluke finish and promised change after such a missed opportunity during a backstage exclusive interview. During that interview, she did not sound like a babyface, especially after calling babyface Nikki Cross ‘Nasty Nikki.’

The SmackDown Women’s Division needs more heels, so a ‘nasty’ heel turn could be in store for Lacey Evans. Since Bliss and Cross are busy with Bayley and Sasha Banks at the moment, Evans can gain some momentum by battling the other babyface superstar in that aforementioned fatal four-way number one contender’s match, Dana Brooke. Evans had Brooke beat with the Women’s Right before Cross rolled her up, so this would be a neat segue to a match.

Evans should pick up the victory over Brooke to gain momentum and solidify her heel turn. Since Carmella is Brooke’s tag team partner, this should set up Evans to defeat Carmella on next week’s go-home show to WWE Extreme Rules 2020. Once Nikki Cross loses to Bayley in their SmackDown Women’s Championship match, Evans will be waiting to get her revenge against Nikki Cross, which should set up a fun program for them on the road to WWE SummerSlam 2020.

Prediction: Lacey Evans