State of Combat with Brian Campbell

WWE: Finn Balor's push, Braun Strowman's status, Andrade's future

Jan. 16, 2019

Following a hot week of WWE programming, Adam Silverstein takes over the main chair as Brian Campbell takes his annual break ahead of the 2019 Royal Rumble. But don't worry, there is plenty for The Silver King to break down this week with Braun Strowman taking a seat to Finn Balor as the new No. 1 contender for the universal championship (6:15). What does this mean for the futures of Balor, Strowman and champion Brock Lesnar, and what direction will WWE go for WrestleMania 35? CBS Sports WWE editor Jack Crosby joins Adam to break down that along with the Ronda Rousey-Sasha Banks angle from Raw to open The Main Event (40:35). Up next, the guys discuss the two lead angles on SmackDown and whether WWE is actually enacting the change it promised the few weeks ago (45:10). Hero or Zero includes a look at the future of Andrade (01:01:02), sneak previews of the new NXT call-ups, the continued introduction of the women's tag team titles, some more adult-themed storylines on WWE TV and new intercontinental champion Bobby Lashley. Adam and Jack wrap things up by answering some of your DM slides (1:33:52) and sharing their Feel Spots (1:44:20).

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