Tonight, the Smackdown brand comes to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN for Smackdown LIVE! Tonight’s show features Randy Orton going one-on-one with AJ Styles. The winner of tonight’s big main event will go to WrestleMania to challenge Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship.
Of course Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble match to get the right to challenge for the title at WrestleMania. But in playing mind games, he told Bray he wouldn’t do it. That created a battle royal to name a number one contender, which lead to AJ Styles battling Luke Harper to become number one contender only to see Randy Orton turn on Bray and burn down the Wyatt compound. Thus here we are, two men with legitimate claims to the WrestleMania main-event battling to see which one it will actually be.
Also tonight, John Cena and Nikki Bella team together for the first time as they take on James Elsworth and Carmella.
WWE.com is also asking these questions heading into tonight’s Smackdown:
- Who will challenge Dean Ambrose, Alexa Bliss and American Alpha at WrestleMania?
- Who will throw their hat in the ring for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal?
Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT on USA Network.