Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live is set to take place from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, and the stars of the blue brand will continue to hype up WrestleMania 34.
Last week on SmackDown Live, Shane McMahon announced that he is taking a leave of absence from his position as Commissioner, and he was then assaulted by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Prior to the vicious beating Shane received, he booked Zayn and Owens in a match against one another at WrestleMania 34.
This week General Manager Daniel Bryan will be making his return, and with Shane McMahon on indefinite hiatus, he is now the sole authority figure in charge of SmackDown.
Superstars being advertised for SmackDown tonight include AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, Natalya, Carmella, Lana and more.
WWE is focusing on the following points for this week’s episode of SmackDown Live:
- Will Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn face any repercussions from Daniel Bryan for their attack on Shane McMahon?
- Is Jinder Mahal winning the United States Title a foregone conclusion?
- How will the SmackDown Women’s Division change after the arrival of Asuka?
- Will The Bludgeon Brothers’ punishment continue?
- Will AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura have to watch each other’s back ahead of WrestleMania?