Welcome to SmackDown Live, less than two weeks from Hell In A Cell!
It’s all been happening on SmackDown Live as of late. Kevin Owens has targeted the McMahon Family, feeling like the billionaires have a target on his back. So Owens destroyed Vince McMahon and promises to do the same to Shane inside the Cell. Tonight Shane McMahon responds to Owens’ official statement last week and I expect to see a run-in between the two men. This is SmackDown’s biggest and best storyline right now and it’s exciting to see where it’s going.
Last week, Jinder Mahal came out and cut a pretty bad promo. I think the promo was bad because it was just terrible in quality and delivery. However the promo came under a ton of flack for apparently being “racist”. It’s a sad sight in today’s world that you can’t poke fun at another nation without it being dubbed racist; somehow I doubt anyone thinks it’s racist to call Sheamus the great white shark or a leprechaun (nor is it) but that’s where we are as a society. Anyways, tonight Nakamura will get to respond to Mahal, just two weeks out from their next showdown. This feud has been flat-out bad thus far, both in the ring and on the microphone. I’m hoping WWE end it at Hell In A Cell and give Nakamura a chance.
Elsewhere on tonight’s SmackDown Live, Rusev will be honored with the Pride of Bulgaria Celebration. I’m not sure why this is a thing, especially since Rusev hasn’t done anything of note in a very long time. However I’m always glad to see him get some spotlight, even if that spotlight is sure to be interrupted by the legend Rusev promised to crush: Randy Orton. The Hype Bro’s failed to dethrone The New Day on last week’s SmackDown, and tonight they get another chance to prove themselves, this time against the number one contender’s, The Uso’s. Finally, Tye Dillinger and Baron Corbin are set to lock horns, and I imagine AJ Styles will feature in some regard. These three seem destined to compete in a Triple Threat for the United States Championship at Hell In A Cell.
That’s the preview for tonight’s SmackDown Live. Let us know what you’re looking forward to seeing and join in the conversation on the Ringside Talk app. Enjoy the show!