Welcome to our coverage of SmackDown Live for October 17.
Tonight’s SmackDown Live kicks-off with Sami Zayn, as he will address the WWE Universe about his recent actions. Zayn made his feelings clear last week on SmackDown Live, as he shared multiple hugs with his best friend Kevin Owens. Zayn seems to have turned his back on the WWE Universe, in search of some Championship gold. Will Zayn look to partner with Owens for some tag team matches, or will he move to the US title? Let us know where you think Zayn is headed.
Another Superstar planning on addressing the WWE Universe tonight, is the WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. As of now, Mahal doesn’t have a challenger for his WWE Championship but he plans on making an announcement on tonight’s show, regarding Survivor Series. It’s unclear what Mahal’s announcement will be, although recent rumours suggest that Mahal will face Brock Lesnar in a Champion Vs. Champion match! This seems out of left field and not the kind of announcement that Mahal would make but it would make for an interesting match-up and we would get to see Lesnar on SmackDown!
Also on tonight’s show, Bobby Roode faces Dolph Ziggler in a Hell In A Cell rematch. Roode defeated Ziggler at the PPV, by holding the tights mind you, only to be beat down by Ziggler after the match. Last week on SmackDown, Roode won a match, only for Ziggler to come out and chastise him after the fact. The two are set for a grudge match tonight but something tells me Ziggler will sneak the win.
Elsewhere on tonight’s show, Baron Corbin will be in action and the next episode of the Fashion Files will air. Let us know what you expect to see on the show and what you’re looking forward to on the Ringside Talk app, and enjoy the show!