What to Expect From This Week’s WWE Smackdown Live: July 17, 2018

Arindam Paul / 17 July 2018
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The rivalry between Jeff Hardy and Shinsuke Nakamura is far from over.

Majorly, we have seen four championship matches from the Smackdown Live at Extreme Rules PPV. All of them were definitely entertaining while leaving major fallouts behind.

Simultaneously, we expect all of them to continue as the show coming up with the first episode for SummerSlam buildup. All the angles for the summer’s biggest show will start, on Tuesday (July 17) night.

Furthermore, one of the championships changed hands at the bygone PPV event. The rematch for the same will take place on Smackdown Live.

Plus, multiple championship angles for the upcoming PPV event will also begin. This week’s edition of the ‘Tuesday Night’ show will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Casey Plaza at Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania.

The rivalry between Jeff Hardy and Shinsuke Nakamura is far from over. The latter one delivered another low blow to his opponent to snatch the title away from him.

Hardy was irate about this and he can’t wait to get his hands on the heel champion. So, the general manager Paige sanctioned the rematch on Smackdown.

Nakamura will have to defend his maiden championship against Hardy. We need to mention Randy Orton on this contest. The Viper was back on the scene after a hiatus of three months. He targeted Hardy being a heel persona and will continue to do so. This will allow the current United States (US) Champion to retain his championship.

Meanwhile, AJ Styles is still continuing his WWE Championship reign. He had another successful defense against Rusev and will look forward to facing a new challenger.

The rumour mill suggests that none other than Samoa Joe is going to be the next in line for the title. Future advertisements of the WWE are hinting this as we anticipate the beginning of a dream feud.

Carmella was in the middle of a feud against Asuka for the past couple of months. But now she already has two successful championship defense against her.

So, continuing the feud will definitely make things boring for the fans. Well, the officials should give an opportunity to someone else. Becky Lynch would be the most suitable in the contender’s spot.

We also expect an update on Kane’s health. The Smackdown tag team champions assaulted him at the backstage area to cause a broken ankle.

Eventually, it forced Daniel Bryan to compete singly at the bygone PPV event. It indicates that Team Hell No might just continue the feud for the Summerslam PPV against the Bludgeons. It can only be off the card in case The Miz enters in the much-anticipated feud against Bryan