Tonight WWE airs SmackDown Live – the final show before Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV. Here is the official preview:
Mr. McMahon to moderate “The New” Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles’ face-to-face
Tensions between WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles have continued to escalate over the past several weeks, and now, with their WWE Title Match in sight, the two will meet face-to-face tonight with Mr. McMahon moderating.
With both Superstars having attacked each other in arena concourses over consecutive weeks, animosity is running at an all-time high in this incredibly personal rivalry. And now, with Mr. McMahon moderating, who only a few weeks ago urged The Phenomenal One to bring out “the real” AJ Styles, will matters boil over just five nights before they square off at Royal Rumble?
Rey Mysterio and Andrade to collide in 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
In a match that had the entire WWE Universe captivated, Andrade was able to best Rey Mysterio in a thriller last week on SmackDown LIVE after Zelina Vega got involved. Now, the two Superstars are going to run it back in a match that will go a long way in proving who the better man is when they face off in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match tonight on the blue brand.
Will Mysterio get the leg up on Andrade this time around? Or, will the surging Andrade take down The Greatest Mask of All Time again, seizing pivotal Royal Rumble momentum in the process?
The Miz and Cesaro to battle with their partners in their corners five nights before Royal Rumble
Following the chaotic scene last week that saw The Miz and Sheamus’ one-on-one match conclude with both The Celtic Warrior and Cesaro being covered in cake, The A-Lister and Swiss Superman will battle just five nights before the Royal Rumble SmackDown Tag Team Championship clash between the two units. With both Shane McMahon and Sheamus in The Miz and Cesaro’s respective corners, who will obtain one final edge heading into the Royal Rumble event this Sunday?
Naomi and Mandy Rose to square off
Mandy Rose sunk to new lows to embarrass Naomi last week on SmackDown LIVE, persuading both Naomi and her husband Jimmy Uso to a hotel room in a plan that ultimately resulted in Naomi being downed by The Golden Goddess, who escaped.
Looking to retaliate, Naomi will have a chance to regain some pride when she collides with Mandy tonight on SmackDown LIVE. Will Rose’s mind games continue to dim The Glow?
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