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Tonight on SmackDown Live, there will be a six-pack challenge match with the winner becoming the number one contender for the WWE World Championship. Plus, Kevin Owens issues an open challenge, and the aftermath of last week’s superstar shake up will be dealt with. SmackDown Live airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the USA Network. Check back in at 8 for match results and spoilers, and read on for a preview of the night’s events.
The main event of tonight’s SmackDown Live will be a six-pack challenge match to determine who becomes the number one contender for the World Championship. The participants will be Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal. The winner will go on to face Randy Orton for the World Championship, presumably after Payback, when Randy Orton will defend his title against Bray Wyatt.
So who might emerge as the number one contender? It probably won’t be Dolph Ziggler, as he’s in the middle of a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura. With that in mind, a strong possibility is Sami Zayn, followed closely by Mojo Rawley, the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Plus, according to WWE.com, Kevin Owens tonight will issue an open challenge, which he’s referring to as a “Face of America Open Challenge.” So who might step up to the plate to challenge Kevin Owens? Could it be AJ Styles, who just recently became the number one contender for the championship belt? Styles is not scheduled to fight the United States Champion until next month, but will he want to wait that long?
In addition, in the women’s division, tonight we’ll hear from Charlotte, who was traded to SmackDown Live from Raw last week but who did not actually have the chance to cut a promo during her debut episode. With the world of Sasha Banks and Bayley behind her, who will Charlotte now target on the SmackDown Live roster? Will she go right after Naomi’s SmackDown Women’s Championship?
Finally, the feud between Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler will continue when SmackDown Live begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the USA Network.
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April 18, 2017 6:30 pm