WWE SmackDown: Ranking the top 5 moments since moving to FOX

WWE, Sasha Banks, Bayley Photo: WWE.com
WWE, Sasha Banks, Bayley Photo: WWE.com /
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The Fiend attacks Alexa Bliss, July 31, 2020

On the road to SummerSlam, the Universal Title match between Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt, which would be the third and final match of their summer trilogy, needed an extra boost. Most fans weren’t invested in yet another match between the two of them, even with the Fiend returning to television after the Wyatt Swamp Fight at Extreme Rules.

So WWE decided to get Alexa Bliss involved. She appeared as a hologram in the Extreme Rules cinematic match, so fans started wondering if she could be Sister Abigail (the answer is “no”).

On the July 31 episode of WWE SmackDown, Bliss officially began playing a role in the storyline when the Fiend attacker her after Nikki Cross shoved her to the mat following yet another SmackDown Women’s Championship defeat at the hands of Bayley. As everyone was processing Cross’ push and if that could be a heel turn, the lights went out and the Fiend attacked.

The following week on Friday night, the Fiend moved in to attack Bliss again, but Bliss stopped him with a gentle touch. And that led everyone to wonder if she had joined forces with Wyatt’s alter ego.

As the storyline continued with Braun Strowman changing back to his heel character, fans began to wonder how the Fiend’s attack had changed Bliss. The story is still being written, but it’s safe to say that Bliss is on a path to working with Wyatt.

This first attack to close July’s final episode of SmackDown will definitely go down in history as one of the Blue Brand’s most shocking moments. It had everyone talking for weeks and reinvested in a feud that seemed done for.