6. Good: Proper Showcase for SmackDown Live
SmackDown Live is due to move to FOX in two months time, and WWE has to ensure solid ratings on the new network. If the ratings continue to plummet on FOX, SmackDown’s stay on the network could be short-lived.
Pitting two of the biggest superstars in WWE in the last few years could be a perfect way to announce their arrival on the new network, and help to gain the viewership of the casual fans.
5. Not Good: Bryan has unfinished business in the Tag Division
SmackDown’s Tag Team division is currently paper-thin, and if Bryan moves back to the singles roster, the Tag Team Division will be severely weakened. Bryan and Rowan lost their Tag Team Championships to New Day at Extreme Rules, in a match which also featured the Heavy Machinery.
The Bryan-Reigns rivalry will ensure that there are no good teams left in the Tag Team Division.