Next team up. WrestleMania 37 has come and gone and that means it is time to move forward with all of the fallout. Several of the stories that took place at the show are still going today, albeit with some changes to where the stories were going. That is certainly the case on SmackDown, as some more people have been added to one of them. Now we know where it might be going.

This week on SmackDown, Big E. failed to regain the Intercontinental Title from Apollo Crews, who retained the title via disqualification due to interference from Commander Azeez. After the match was over, Kevin Owens ran in for the save but was attacked by Sami Zayn. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the next step will be a tag team match with Azeez and Zayn teaming up to face Owens and Big E. There is no word on when this match will be taking place.

This match would be combining two feuds, as Azeez cost Big E. the title at WrestleMania and Owens defeated Zayn at the same show. It is not clear where Crews fits into the story, though Azeez did listen to Zayn giving him orders during this week’s SmackDown, meaning that Zayn may tie into the Crews/Azeez pairing. Big E. and Owens had issues of their own during a recent SmackDown, as Big E. did not like Owens getting a title shot of his own.

It was kind of nuts. Check out how the match went down:

Big E vs. Apollo Crews – Intercontinental Title Match: SmackDown, April 30, 2021

Opinion: I’m not sure if the lineup makes sense as Crews/Zayn vs. Big E./Owens would seem a bit more likely, but what good is having a monster in your corner if you don’t have him fight occasionally? The idea of Zayn being added to the team makes me curious though as you could get some interesting interactions out of the whole thing. At the very least, it is nice to see the title getting some more attention.

What do you think of the idea? Who will take the title from Crews? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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