WWE returns to the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama this evening for the second SmackDown Live episode of the new year.
WWE.com posted the following preview for tonight’s show:
SmackDown LIVE preview, Jan. 9, 2018: Is Styles ready for two challengers at the Royal Rumble?
A controversial ending to the match between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Sami Zayn saw Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan get involved, and allowed Zayn to sneak away with a victory. When a frustrated Phenomenal One declared that he might as well face the two friends in a Handicap Match, Bryan liked the sound of that, so he made that exact match for the Royal Rumble event on the spot! How will Styles react to this unexpected decision? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
SmackDown LIVE Preview: Quick Hits
* How will AJ Styles react to his Handicap Match at WWE Royal Rumble?
* Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley clash in final U.S. Title Tournament First Round Match
* Becky Lynch returns to action against Ruby Riott
* Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable demand justice
* The Ascension battle The Bludgeon Brothers
Join us here later this evening for results coverage of WWE SmackDown Live!