WWE: SmackDown Live Preview 8/14/18
Here is what they have on tap for tonight’s show.
All of the below is according to wwe.com except for the sarcasm…that’s me.
AJ Styles has more to say to Samoa Joe
“WWE Champion AJ Styles returned to SmackDown LIVE last week with strong words for his SummerSlam opponent, Samoa Joe, one week after the challenger insinuated that Styles is a poor father. The Phenomenal One said The Samoan Submission Machine would walk into Brooklyn for their championship battle, but he might have trouble walking out.
Apparently, the WWE Champion has more to say, as he will be responding further to his SummerSlam opponent. Is Styles going to lay into Joe with another fiery retort before Sunday, or are Samoa Joe’s mind games working?”
I LOVE THIS FEUD BUT A VIDEO PACKAGE WOULD BE BETTER THAN HEARING AJ SAY THE SAME THING AS LAST WEEK. I’M ASSUMING JOE SHOWS UP THIS TIME TO MAKE THINGS DIFFERENT AND LESS SPECIAL GOING INTO THE SHOW.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match participants come face to face
“The SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlam is sure to be a battle for the ages, with Carmella, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch looking to walk out of The Biggest Event of the Summer with championship gold.
Tensions will certainly be running high when all three women come face to face on SmackDown LIVE. The friendship between The Queen and The Irish Lass Kicker has certainly been put to the test in recent weeks; will The Princess of Staten Island look to turn the two buds against one another before SummerSlam?”
I’M ASSUMING THEY ARE OUT OF IDEAS TO GET BY UNTIL SUNDAY NOW.
Aiden English goes one-on-one with Andrade “Cien” Almas
“After costing Rusev & Lana a trio of singles matches against Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega, Aiden English has vowed to make it up to his friends. English’s quest for penance apparently begins with battling El Idolo himself. The Drama King took to Twitter over the weekend, calling out Almas for a one-on-one battle on SmackDown LIVE.
After being granted his request, will English make sure it’s a Happy Rusev Day?”
SO AIDEN IS LOSING RIGHT? COOL, LET’S MOVE ON THEN.
The New Day clash with SAnitY in Six-Man Tag Team showdown
“The New Day emerged victorious from a four-team tournament to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity at SummerSlam, but before they take on The Bludgeon Brothers in Brooklyn, they will clash with another dangerous crew on SmackDown LIVE: SAnitY.
Can The New Day control the chaos in this Six-Man Tag Team battle, or will Eric Young’s crew soften them up for Harper & Rowan?”
WAIT, ANOTHER MATCH ADVERTISED? THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD ONE TOO. ON A RELATED NOTE HARPER AND ROWAN SHOULD JOIN UP WITH SANITY, MOVE TO RAW AND HELP BRAY ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH SOME SHIT.
Paige promises Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville an opportunity
“Frustrated with how she and Sonya Deville have been treated lately, Mandy Rose lashed out at her former Absolution teammate and current SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige on Twitter this past weekend, saying that Paige favors her former teammates in PCB, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.