Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live is set to take place from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, and it will focus on the fallout from the Fastlane pay-per-view.
After choosing Charlotte Flair as her WrestleMania opponent at Fastlane, Asuka is set to appear on tonight’s show, and it’s also confirmed that Shane McMahon will be making a WrestleMania announcement.
WWE is teasing that the announcement could have something to do with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, as the following was posted in the official preview for SmackDown Live tonight:
“SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon shocked the WWE Universe at WWE Fastlane on Sunday when he prevented Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn from capturing the WWE Championship. Though these actions came after Owens inadvertently superkicked the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, McMahon doubled down on his actions during Talking Smack, showing no remorse for costing two of Team Blue’s Superstars the chance to win its top title.
It seems as though there will be no slowing down for SmackDown LIVE’s Commissioner. McMahon will be making a WrestleMania announcement on SmackDown LIVE tonight. Will it have anything to do with the “Yep!” Movement, or has Shane-O-Mac come up with a complete surprise for the WWE Universe?”
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s show:
- Shane McMahon to make a WrestleMania announcement
- Asuka to make her first SmackDown LIVE appearance after challenging Charlotte Flair
- AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura’s Road to WrestleMania begins
- How will Randy Orton deal with the target on his back?
- How have The Bludgeon Brothers changed the SmackDown Tag Team division?