USA Network will broadcast the 1002 episode of SmackDown Live tonight from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
– AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan will meet for the last time before their title fight in WWE Crown Jewel. Unofficially, it is rumored that somehow this match will be postponed due to the refusal of Daniel Bryan to participate in the event to be held this Friday in Saudi Arabia.
– Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the United States Championship against Tye Dillinger. The match was confirmed by Paige, general manager of SmackDown. Through his personal Twitter account, Dillinger said he was ready to return to the ring and remembered her promise that he would give her an opportunity to do so. The request was answered by the manager, who made the meeting official on the spot.
– The New Day and The Bar will face each other in Crown Jewel for the SmackDown Tag team Championship. However, before that fight, we will have an advance, a one against one that will take place in a Trick or Street Fight. A member of each team will be selected to face each other.
– WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, The Miz, and Jeff Hardy will be in action tonight on SmackDown Live. The 4 representatives of the blue brand in the World Cup tournament already know who will be their first rival in Crown Jewel, so today they will warm up the engines to get to the meeting with high morale.
– Finally, we’ll have SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch talking about her bout in Survivor Series against Ronda Rousey. “The Irish Lass Kicker” won Charlotte Flair in Evolution’s Last Woman Standing and her confidence is sky high. Would it have been a success to challenge “The Baddest Woman on The Planet”?