WWE returns to the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana tonight for this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight’s show:
SmackDown LIVE Preview: Aug. 27, 2019: King of the Ring continues with two exciting bouts
The King of the Ring tournament’s first round wraps up tonight with what are sure to be two exciting battles, as Ali and Buddy Murphy go head to head, and Chad Gable faces his former tag team partner Shelton Benjamin. Who will advance to the next round? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!
SmackDown LIVE Preview: Full Details
Ali and Buddy Murphy renew their rivalry in King of the Ring
One of 205 Live’s most intense rivalries will be renewed on SmackDown LIVE, this time with regal implications, as Ali and Buddy Murphy clash in the first round of the King of the Ring Tournament.
In their time between the purple ropes, Ali and Murphy clashed on numerous occasions, each bout a thrilling, daredevil affair that had the WWE Universe on the edge of their seat. This time, both Superstars find themselves in interesting positions – Ali trying to reestablish himself after an injury put him on the shelf, and Murphy fresh off a victory over former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.
Who will make the most of this huge opportunity?
— WWE (@WWE) August 25, 2019
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin clash in King of the Ring
The second of this week’s opening-round King of the Ring battles feature former tag team partners Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin going head to head.
Benjamin started playing mind games with Gable last Tuesday, poking fun at the former Olympian’s height. Will Shelton’s mind games pay off, or will Gable show that size doesn’t matter once the bell rings?
Training for this tournament like I trained for every important tournament I’ve ever won.
Still shocked we’ve got guys resorting to short jokes, but it’s helping make this tournament mean a LOT more than just a chance to break out. See you Tuesday. #KingOfTheRing#KingGable pic.twitter.com/1sHTOTCpOi
— Chad Gable (@WWEGable) August 25, 2019
Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan demand an apology from Roman Reigns
Last Tuesday’s SmackDown LIVE ended on a shocking note, as Daniel Bryan revealed the man who he claims orchestrated the recent attacks on Roman Reigns. When Bryan pulled the hood off the mysterious figure, revealing a man who bore a striking resemblance to Erick Rowan, Reigns and the WWE Universe were left with more questions than answers.
In the wake of this revelation, Bryan & Erick Rowan feel the case is closed and are now demanding an apology from Reigns for even thinking they were behind the attacks.
— WWE (@WWE) August 26, 2019
Will The Big Dog apologize?
How will Charlotte Flair respond to Bayley’s defiance?
After accepting Charlotte Flair’s challenge for WWE Clash of Champions, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley sent a message to The Queen by shoving her off her chair during a heated “Moment of Bliss.”
How will the nine-time champion respond to the defiant Hugger?
Will Randy Orton have an answer for Kofi Kingston’s surprise attack?
After vicious attacks by Randy Orton and The Revival on The New Day that put Xavier Woods on the shelf, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston took matters into his own hands last week, dropping The Viper with Trouble in Paradise, then pummeling Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder with a steel chair.
Will The Viper and his new allies be out for payback on Kingston? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!
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