Medical Issues Force Newest WWE SmackDown to Miss Debut

Published 10/25/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


WWE SmackDown has some new Superstars on the main roster. Ridge Holland, Hit Row, Aliyah, and Xia Li are the newest members of the Friday Night SmackDown locker room.

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Friday Night SmackDown has its new SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. On the recent episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair exchanged their Women’s titles for their respective brands.

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The King of the Ring winner, Xavier Woods, is also drafted to the blue brand. The blue brand still retains the Universal Champion Roman Reigns along with the Uso brothers.

WWE SmackDown Superstar not medically cleared to compete

New Superstars Hit Row from NXT 2.0 got their chance to debut on Friday Night SmackDown. They competed against two local competitors on the show, but it wasn’t the actual plan.

Hit Row’s Ashante Thee Adonis was medically unfit to compete. Ashante is a top singles competitor from NXT 2.0.and he made his way up to the main roster along with the other members of Hit Row. As per the reports, Scott and Ashante will compete as a tag team while Top Dolla will compete in a single star.

On the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that “Ashante has a medical condition. I don’t much longer until he’s going to be able to wrestle, but he was there.”

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Hit Row’s Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott and Top Dolla teamed up to compete in a debut match while Ashante remained on the sidelines to cheer on.

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Now that Hit Row has joined the SmackDown roster, they’ll be aiming for the tag team belts. The Uso brothers, who are the current tag team champions, will be a key target for the new tag teams on board. The New Day will also fight for the chance to face the tag champions.

Will Hit Row get a chance for the tag team title shot or a new story is ready to unfold for them? If Ashante gets medically cleared, Hit Row will definitely set their eyes on the tag team titles.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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