WWE Smackdown preview (06/08/19): Go-Home Summerslam, Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens Show
WWE Smackdown Live will broadcast the final televised show before the 32nd edition of Summerslam emanates on this Sunday. All the ongoing rivalries will gather in one last spot on tonight so to culminate them in a proper way at the upcoming PPV night. We hope there will be enough hype ups on the show to raise the bar high for the grand show waiting.
The WWE Championship rivalry will be the focal point of Smackdown as both the will be present on the show, together. The women’s championship rivalry is also heating up to the fullest with the ongoing shots thrown between the two competitors. Also, a Hall of Famer returned last week to confirm her match at Summerslam and thereby raising the stakes high. We expect massive fallouts on all of these scenarios when Smackdown airs live tonight from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
The WWE Championship match is official at Summerslam from two weeks now where Kofi Kingston defends against Randy Orton in a match that has plenty of history. A decade ago, The Viper of the WWE blocked Kofi’s path to stardom and kept him waiting for 11 years to pick up the prime title present in the WWE. The bad blood is already there between the two of them which continues to escalate on tonight.
Last week, Randy Orton was not present physically on Smackdown as Kofi Kingston had a night to celebrate after defeating Kofi Kingston. This week, the Apex Predator will be there to send a final message as he goes back to his mission to pick up the WWE Championship at Summerslam for the 14th time. So things must be turning volatile when the champion comes out to address Randy Orton on tonight’s show.
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2019
The women’s championship rivalry is going back and forth between Bayley and Ember Moon ever since WWE announced the title match, a few weeks ago. It was Moon who hit Bayley with an Eclipse indicating that the friendship between them will not soften her determination. On the other hand, Bayley also hit her with the Bayley-to-belly last week to give back her due. The question remains which one of them will have the last laugh before heading into Summerslam.
A dream match is official to take place at Summerslam where the returning Trish Stratus faces Charlotte Flair. The two most dominant forces of their respective generations will lock horns to declare supremacy in a must-see match for the WWE Universe. Flair ran her mouth last week on Smackdown to prove how she is superior to the seven-time women’s champion. She continued to taunt the legend even on last night’s WWE Raw which may just continue to hand her momentums prior to the contest on Sunday.
UPDATE: Roman Reigns was involved in a hit-and-run earlier tonight. He narrowly escaped what could have been a permanent injury but was checked out by WWE medical staff and released to appear tomorrow night in Detroit for #SDLive. https://t.co/ixYgai9YMy
— WWE (@WWE) August 6, 2019
Roman Reigns suffered yet another heinous attack on WWE Raw that could almost crash him down in between two cars. There’s no update on who is committing these shameful acts from last week as WWE.com predicted that we’d learn more on the situation on Smackdown.
After a week’s hiatus from Smackdown Live, Shane McMahon will be there on Smackdown Live to continue his storyline against Kevin Owens. The latter one has all the momentums by his side by winning a series of matches as well as hitting McMahon with Stunners. So could Shane be able to turn the momentums in his favor?
We also anticipate one last match to get official at Summerslam match card from Smackdown Live over the Intercontinental Championship. Ali pinned Shinsuke Nakamura that should hand him the first-time match at any of big-four PPV events. However, with a huge card waiting at the PPV, this one match may have to take place at the kick-off show.
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