Plans for tonight’s WWE SmackDown

WWE SmackDown will be broadcast live tonight from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The road towards SummerSlam continues on the blue mark tonight as we are only two weeks away.

Ahead of the show, Fightful Select may have announced plans for tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown.

Here’s the reported order of today’s games and promos:

  1. Pat McAfee is scheduled to return tonight and open the show in a promo with Happy Corbin. McAfee vs. Corbin has already been made official for SummerSlam.
  2. Natalya will face Liv Morgan in a Championship Contender match. Natalya will get a future title shot if she can beat the champion.
  3. New Day will have a promo. It has already been reported that Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will dress up as The Viking Raiders.
  4. Aliyah meets Lacey Evans in a singles match. Lacey refused to work with Aliyah on last week’s show.
  5. Drew McIntyre will face Ridge Holland in a singles match.
  6. Theory will face off against Madcap Moss in a singles match.
  7. Angelo Dawkins vs Jimmy Uso with Sami Zayn commenting.

The local dark match advertised is Riddle vs. Omos after SmackDown. Meanwhile, Ricochet & Drew Gulak vs. Los Lotharios and Raquel vs. Sonya Deville are pre-show dark matches.

The special guest referee for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship match at SummerSlam will also be announced during tonight’s SmackDown.

It remains to be seen how the latest iteration of the blue brand will fare as it heads to SummerSlam.

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