Over the years, WWE has accustomed us to staging several important weekly episodes of its most popular shows, dedicated to the Superstars of the past or in any case to an idea and a type of wrestling that is now past. The last episode of this type, which WWE wanted to stage from the ThunderDome, was the famous Raw Legends of January, with which WWE also wanted to stage the beginning of the challenge titled between Bill Goldberg and Drew McIntyre when the Scotsman was still WWE Champion.
Apparently, this time SmackDown would be the brand that will return to take a dip in the past, given that WWE wanted to make an unclear but still very interesting announcement for next week and therefore for the next episode of the company's blue flag show.
WWE will be going 'old school' next Friday
With a press release entrusted to an image during tonight's Friday Night SmackDown episode, where the most anticipated event was the main event between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, valid for the maximum title of the show, with Reigns obviously beating his opponent, getting him banned from Smackdown, WWE has announced that next Friday there will be an edition of the show that will return to the past.
At the moment no further details have been given regarding this special episode, nor have special appearances been announced for the evening, such as legends or other athletes, who have not been seen in the blue rings for some time.
The only thing that has been discussed since the very first minutes after the announcement, is that WWE could finally bring back the famous giant fist at the entrance of the ramp leading to the ring. For several years, many WWE fans have been asking the company to re-install the piece of scenography in that of Smackdown, both to better characterize Smackdown, and to return with the mind to the fantastic, most prosperous periods of the blue show, such as that of the beginning 2000s.
Fans have already started sending in their requests for next week's episode of SmackDown. Considering it will be a throwback episode, the WWE Universe has been asking for changes to the setting of the Thunderdome. One request that has been frequently made since the announcement is the return of the iconic giant fist setting for SmackDown.
If The Tribal Chief does overcome the threat posed by Bryan, we could see his next challenger emerge on the old school episode of SmackDown.