Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live is set to take place from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA, and the stars of the blue brand will continue to hype up the Fastlane pay-per-view next month.
It was recently confirmed that AJ Styles will be defending his WWE Championship against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a triple threat match at the event, but Shane McMahon announced last week that it will now be a Fatal 4 Way main event.
Dolph Ziggler is set to make his return to TV tonight, and he will face Baron Corbin in a singles match. The winner of the match will be added to the Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Championship at Fastlane.
WWE Superstars being advertised for this week’s episode of SmackDown Live include WWE Champion AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jinder Mahal, Baron Corbin, Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Naomi, Lana, Carmella and more.
WWE is focusing on the following points for this week’s show:
- Dolph Zigger to face Baron Corbin tonight on SmackDown LIVE in a battle with WWE Fastlane implications
- Charlotte Flair continues her quest for payback against The Riott Squad
- Bobby Roode issues a United States Open Challenge
- The New Day take on Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin