WrestleMania 34 is just over the horizon and anticipation is building for the biggest night in sports entertainment. Despite this, the SmackDown Live brand is struggling big time. They are struggling to sell tickets for their Tuesday show. The creative just seems lackluster and the show has failed to provide any of sort of compelling or interesting stories or feuds since early 2017. There is a lack of momentum, and most criminal of all they have top talents such as Becky Lynch, Rusev, Randy Orton and Tye Dillinger doing next to nothing. This can’t all be changed overnight, but WrestleMania 34 seems to be an ideal potential turning point to set up some interesting feuds and exciting matches.
Monday Night Raw is thriving right now and seems to have a clear path to April 8, with most of their matches and storylines for the show mapped out. But, with Fastlane still to get past this Sunday, the lines are still blurry when looking at the direction SmackDown Live will go. Except for a likely clash between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Title, it is hard to say with 100% certainty what matches will take place for the blue brand. Here are five matches that should make the card in New Orleans.