Much like prior weeks where Scarlett and Shotzi Blackheart were used for dark matches, Storm is there this week. These matches could have implications for call-ups in the near future.
The report is was put on social media from Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful and PWInsider is stating that Storm is working a dark match with Blackheart. Storm has recently had matches in NXT against Zoey Stark and this past Tuesday, Sarray requested to have a match against her.
Fightful Select has also reported that NXT referee Aja Smith is backstage at SmackDown as well. They haven’t been told the context of why she is there but she was seen at the Thunderdome on Friday. Smith signed with WWE in 2020 and has become the first full-time African American female referee in WWE history. Prior to her signing, she was known on the indie scene as Aja Perera and became the SHINE Tag Team Champions with AEW’s Big Swole.
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