Well shit – ain’t that a shot in the dark bit of timing – convenience…we think not!
SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon kicked off the show with a major announcement: Team Blue was about to get a brand new General Manager.
In the wake of he and Bryan’s victory over The “Yep!” Movement at WrestleMania 34, Shane-O-Mac revealed that Daniel had asked for his release as the show’s General Manager so that he go back to being a full-time WWE Superstar. Shane thanked The “Yes!” Man for his passion and resolve, then introduced the new General Manager of SmackDown LIVE — Paige!
Paige, who retired from in-ring competition the night before on Raw, wasted no time making a major impact on the blue brand, announcing that AJ Styles would square off against Daniel Bryan (who hadn’t competed in a match on WWE television in almost three years) in SmackDown LIVE’s main event!
And after thanking Daniel Bryan on Raw when she announced her retirement from in ring action, what the first order of business – putting Daniels in the main event of SmackDown against the champion.
While not for the gold you can bet your ass pinning Styles will put him in the hunt for a title shot now he’s back as a full time wrestler