Tonight WWE Smackdown Live comes to the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH just days before the Smackdown exclusive pay-per-view Backlash.
This Sunday at Backlash, Randy Orton will defend the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal. Tonight however both men will see stiff competition. In the main event, Randy Orton will go one on one with “the Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin. Jinder Mahal on the other hand will be squaring off against the #1 Contender to the United States Championship, AJ Styles.
Also happening Sunday at Backlash, Naomi, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair will join forces to take on Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina. Before the six-woman tag match at Backlash, the six women will be in the ring tonight for a contract signing. Expect it to get out of hand.
The Highlight Reel returns to Smackdown Live tonight, but it won’t be hosted by Chris Jericho. Instead, Jericho’s former best friend and current United States Champion Kevin Owens will be the one hosting the show tonight. What will “the New Face of America” have to say tonight and who will be his guest?
Finally, Rusev comes to Smackdown tonight and he wants an answer from Shane McMahon regarding his demand for a WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank.
Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT on USA Network.