Not so long ago, great rivalries like Batista vs. Undertaker, CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy, and Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho led us to think Smackdown was the best show.
Since the draft, SmackDown hasn't been the best show, and except for Christian vs Randy Orton, they don't have many good things going for them right now.
Not to worry, I've got a couple of rivalries that would make Smackdown more innovative, interesting, and fun to watch again.
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Rhodes is definitely on the verge of becoming a top heel on Smackdown, but I feel that he still needs to earn some credibility.
Even though Rhodes vs. Mysterio was great, I think he needs one more good rivalry before he becomes the No. 1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.
I say Rhodes takes on the big red monster himself, Kane!
Since he's undashing now, he would cut a promo and insult Kane by saying that even though he's still undashing, he could never be as undashing as Kane. He would then go on to put a paper bag on his face.
This would result in a great rivalry between the two and make Rhodes an even bigger star while furthering Kane's legacy in the WWE.
This could be a battle of Behemoths.
Ezekiel Jackson would be the rising star on SmackDown, and Sheamus wants his spotlight, so he would attack him numerous times during his matches and backstage.
Then, on another episode of SmackDown, they would brawl all around the arena and nearly destroy each other before officials come out to break up the fight.
Finally, they could settle their issues in a Last Man Standing match at a future pay-per-view.
Needless to say, if executed properly, this rivalry would make the future bright for both of these talents.
When Jo-Mo returns from his injury, WWE needs to move him to SmackDown.
Since Christian's heel turn, SmackDown is in desperate need of a #2 babyface, and Jo-Mo can definitely fill Christian's void.
I don't really see any storyline to help establish this rivalry, but perhaps they could face off in a series of matches to see who's the future of SmackDown.
Anyways, if this would occur, they could probably put on great matches, and the rivalry would give both competitors some credibility.
The Corre would once again take over SmackDown as a dominating force, and after destroying everyone in their path, they take on the World Heavyweight Champion himself, Randy Orton.
Orton would say that SmackDown is his show and that nobody's taking over, and that he'll take them all out like he did to CM Punk and the new Nexus.
Orton would be wrong and The Corre would prove to be stronger then ever before with a new member (Skip Sheffield) by their side.
Finally, Wade Barrett (The Untitled Leader of the Corre) would face Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship.
After a few great matches between the two, hopefully Barrett is able to beat Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship and win his first World Championship in the WWE.
This rivalry is definitely one a majority of WWE fans would want to see.
I see Jericho returning to WWE in the near future as the charismatic and talkative babyface we all know and love.
So, this is how I see the rivalry happening:
After quite some time, Christian turns into the next heel Chris Jericho. He turns sad, egotistic, and starts blaming the fans for all of his problems. Then, when Jericho returns, he tells him that acting like Christian isn't worth it in the long-run, and that he should change his ways.
Christian, of course, doesn't listen and instead feels that Jericho's a coward and slaps him. In retaliation, Jericho costs Christian an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship.
Obviously, this would result in an incredible rivalry between the two and hopefully set up a match at Wrestlemania 28.