Monday night on Raw, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper stunned Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns with the revelation of the newest Wyatt Family member, Sister Abigail's "black sheep" Braun Strowman. The massive heavyweight punished the former Shield members, leaving them lying in a crumpled heap.
With the newly reformed Wyatt Family in the house on Tuesday night for this week's SmackDown tapings, what would Reigns and Ambrose have in store for the newcomer?
Strowman's debut on Monday was hardly the only shocking occurrence on the broadcast.
The Dudley Boyz returned to WWE for the first time in a decade, laying out tag team champions The New Day and putting Xavier Woods through a table. Which team will be unlucky enough to oppose Bubba Ray and D-Von in their first match back?
How would WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins react to Sting's shocking return to WWE on Monday night and the announcement that he will defend his title against the icon at Night of Champions?
Fans in Providence, Rhode Island, found out the answers to those questions when the WWE presented this week's SmackDown tapings on Tuesday evening.
Now, thanks to our friends at Wrestling Inc, you can too.
Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island
Tom Phillips, Jimmy Uso and Jerry Lawler
- The Wyatt Family kicked off the show, cutting a promo about its actions from Raw. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns interrupted and the two teams exchanged words.
- The Dudley Boyz defeated The Ascension. After the match, The New Day came to the ring to taunt the legendary team but ended up watching as The Dudley Boyz put Viktor through a table.
- Kevin Owens defeated Neville.
- The Bella Twins tried to convince Becky Lynch and Charlotte to turn on Paige, who was too busy at Tough Enough to be by their side.
- Lynch and Charlotte defeated The Bella Twins.
- Rollins cut a promo on his title match with Sting at Night of Champions.
- Dolph Ziggler and Ryback defeated Big Show and Rusev. Midway through the match, tensions heightened between the heels, leading to Big Show knocking out The Bulgarian Brute and Ziggler scoring the win.
- Sheamus defeated Dean Ambrose. The Wyatt Family came to the ring after the match and laid out both Ambrose and Reigns to close out the show.
Another Big Show babyface turn? Seriously? Is there some sort of drinking game that WWE Creative plays when it comes to booking the giant? Because if so, there are a bunch of fans who would like to get in on that fun.
And why are their issues between him and Rusev when The Bulgarian Brute has unfinished business with Ziggler?
The whole thing reeks of unfocused booking by WWE Creative for no reason other than putting spotlight on the aging Big Show, who is the last guy the company should be focusing that much attention on.
The decision to position the feud between the Wyatts, Ambrose and Reigns was a wise one. All involved have spent the last two months overshadowed by Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Rollins and John Cena, so to have the opportunity to bookend a show the way they do here is a big deal.
The introduction of Braun Strowman adds a new element, making the attention to the story a welcome decision.
The Dudley Boyz going over The Ascension is the absolute right decision. Konnor and Viktor have been treated as nothing less than jobbers since arriving in January, so they lose nothing by dropping this bout to Bubba and D-Von.
While the two veterans may not be what they once were, the reaction they received from fans on Raw suggests they have one more quality run in them.
Overall, Thursday's broadcast is a much more interesting one than it would have been prior to Raw.
Strowman, The Dudley Boyz, the puzzling developments in the Big Show saga and a main event pitting Ambrose against "Mr. Money in the Bank" Sheamus should be more than enough to convince you to check out Syfy at 8 p.m. ET.