We are just a few weeks away from the biggest party of the summer and Smackdown Live takes its show to Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Just a week after Brock Lesnar crashed the party and attacked Randy Orton, what will The Viper have to say about his encounter with The Beast Incarnate?
Last week, we saw The Showoff Dolph Ziggler solidify his spot at the top of the contender’s chart when he staved off Bray Wyatt, who was desperately trying to claw his way into the WWE World Championship picture. However, Erick Rowan realigned himself with his former Wyatt Family brethren to attack Ziggler and World Champion Dean Ambrose to close the show, so that will be an interesting development to watch.
The harrowing feud between John Cena and AJ Styles will likely conclude at SummerSlam after the two seemingly set up a meeting for the show in Brooklyn on Aug. 21. How will the feud be furthered on tonight’s episode?
It is very clear that Smackdown Live is embracing the New Era after Apollo Crews won a Number One Contender’s match for the Intercontinental Championship and young tag team American Alpha debuted to rave reviews and seem to be well on their way to winning the tag titles for Smackdown, whenever those are unveiled.
Here is all the information you need to tune into tonight’s episode:
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 9
Start Time: 8 p.m. EST
Location: Bakersfield, California
Venue: Rabobank Arena
TV Info: USA Network
Live Stream: USA Network Live