WWE No Mercy 2016 is still about three weeks away but the card is starting to take shape after the recent episode of SmackDown Live. Here are the latest rumors and the updated match card for WWE No Mercy 2016 on October 9, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
A.J. Styles (C) vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship
As announced on last week’s SmackDown, A.J. Styles will defend the WWE World Title in a Triple Threat Match against John Cena and Dean Ambrose. However, Styles has to defend his championship first against Ambrose on next week’s show. It will be the rematch of their Backlash encounter.
Becky Lynch (C) vs. Alexa Bliss for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
The feud between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss is starting to heat up after their contract signing on this week’s SmackDown. Alexa attacked Lynch before signing but the reigning women’s champ got back up and retaliated against the No. 1 contender.
Heath Slater & Rhyno (C) vs. The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships
The reigning SmackDown Tag Team champions, Heath Slater and Rhyno, found out in this week’s show that they will face The Usos at WWE No Mercy 2016. The new-look Jimmy and Jey Uso defeated the American Alpha to become the No. 1 contenders.
According to Sportskeeda, Slater and Rhyno are not expected to retain their titles at WWE No Mercy 2016. The long-term plan has always been The Usos and American Alpha fighting for the tag team championships towards the end of 2016.
On the other hand, there are only three official matches for WWE No Mercy 2016 at the moment. However, here are some of the rumored matches that might be added to the card in the next couple of weeks.
The Miz (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler in Steel Cage Match for the Intercontinental Championship
The Miz successfully defended his IC championship against Dolph Ziggler in this week’s SmackDown. Even without his lovely wife Maryse, who was thrown out by the referee, The Miz was able to use her sprayer to get the cheap win.
According to The Inquisitr, the current plan for the IC title is for it to be defended in a Steel Cage Match at WWE No Mercy. It may be the last chance for Ziggler to win and he might end up winning the title from The Miz.
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt continued to talk trash to each other this week. Orton has been medically cleared and this match is expected to finally happen at WWE No Mercy 2016.
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
The feud between these two beautiful ladies has been really consistent and a match will surely happen at WWE No Mercy 2016. The story so far is that Carmella is jealous of Nikki Bella ever since she returned from her injury.
Baron Corbin vs. Jack Swagger
Another feud that is starting to brew, Baron Corbin and Jack Swagger are heading towards a collision at WWE No Mercy 2016. Ever since signing with SmackDown, Swagger has set his sights on The Lone Wolf.
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