Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live is set to take place from the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD, and the next challenger for the WWE Championship will be decided.
Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura are set to face off tonight, and the winner of the match will go on to face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship. SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Natalya is also set to face off against Ms. Money in the Bank Carmella in a non-title match tonight.
Following JBL’s exit, the commentary team will also be gaining a new member, as WWE recently confirmed that Corey Graves will be taking over now that the WWE Hall of Famer has stepped down.
Superstars being advertised for this week’s show include WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton, WWE United States Champion AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte Flair, Baron Corbin and more.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s show:
- Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura battle for a WWE Championship opportunity tonight on SmackDown LIVE
- Natalya takes on Carmella tonight on SmackDown LIVE
- Will Kevin Owens continue to rail against Shane McMahon?
- Will Dolph Ziggler finally show off his star power?
- Corey Graves to take over as new SmackDown LIVE commentator