WWE SmackDown Live Preview – Three Matches Announced
Here’s what WWE is promoting for SmackDown tonight:
– Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode in a non-title match
– Charlotte Flair vs. Tamina in a non-title match
– The New Day vs. Rusev and Aiden English
– The Bludgeon Brothers will be “in action”
Will Sami Zayn face any consequences for his actions last week?
Last Tuesday, Sami Zayn was barred from ringside by Shane McMahon for the main event battle between his best friend Kevin Owens and Randy Orton. Zayn, in direct defiance of the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, waited until the match left ringside to interfere, clobbering The Viper with a steel chair and helping KO win.
With the intense scrutiny he and Owens have faced over the last few months, one would think that this deed will not go unpunished, though Zayn could make the argument that he technically didn’t break any of Shane’s rules since his interference did not occur at ringside. What consequences await Zayn this week on SmackDown LIVE?
Bobby Roode to battle Baron Corbin ahead of WWE Clash of Champions
Over the weekend, a blockbuster United States Championship Triple Threat Match was announced for WWE Clash of Champions, featuring Baron Corbin defending his title against Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler. The Lone Wolf will get a chance to scout one of his opponents ahead of the WWE Network special this week when he takes on Roode in one-on-one action.
Will The Glorious One give The Lone Wolf a preview of what lies ahead in their title match, or will Corbin make Roode face his End of Days?
Charlotte Flair to take on Tamina
Another bout confirmed for WWE Clash of Champions will see SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defending the gold against former titleholder Natalya. However, The Queen shouldn’t be looking past the rest of the division as she prepares for the match.
This week on SmackDown LIVE, she’ll be taking on Tamina, perhaps the hardest-hitting competitor in the SmackDown LIVE Women’s division. Can Tamina knock the champion down a few notches before her big title defense?
What will reign supreme: The Power of Positivity or Rusev Day?
The New Day have made no bones about it: They’re focused on regaining the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. They’ll get the opportunity to do that at WWE Clash of Champions, but Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E will first have to deal with the tandem of Rusev & Aiden English.
The pair who make every day Rusev Day have bumped into The New Day on several occasions and have often been mocked by the positive trio. What will happen when these two teams come to blows inside the squared circle?
The Bludgeon Brothers’ reign of terror continues
Since their arrival on SmackDown LIVE two weeks ago, The Bludgeon Brothers have lived up to their names, demolishing The Hype Bros in consecutive weeks. But with Mojo Rawley battering Zack Ryder after their most recent loss, The Bludgeon Brothers are on the lookout for more Superstars to devour.
Harper & Rowan will be in action on SmackDown LIVE, but who will step up to take on this monstrous duo? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!