USA Network will air SmackDown Live episode 989 this week from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. WWE has announced several matches and segments that will take place.
– Jeff Hardy will make his return to SmackDown Live two weeks after being raided by Randy Orton after his fight for the US Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. “The Legend Killer”, nicknamed now “RKO”, sent a clear message last week: it will end all fighters that the WWE Universe puts on a pedestal. What will Jeff Hardy do about it?
– The second match of the tournament to determine the contenders for the SmackDown tag team Championship will be held this week on SmackDown. New Day hopes rival, which will come out of the fight between the brothers Uso and The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus). Which team will face the Bludgeon Brothers in SummerSlam?
– Will Samoa Joe succeed in dethroning AJ Styles at SummerSlam? Last week, “The Samoan Submission Machine” attacked the champion in the back and signed the contract for the title fight to be held in the biggest event of the summer. Paige showed her concern for Joe’s ways, but the new championship contender will go all out to achieve his goal.
– What will Daniel Bryan do with respect to what happened last week? The Miz used a toy baby to confuse the “Yes” man and attack him. Daniel Bryan and The Miz could play one of the most interesting fights at SummerSlam, but for now, neither side has confirmed their intention to make that happen.
– Zelina Vega will make her debut in the ring of SmackDown Live. It will be against Lana, a fight that is caused by what happened last week during the fight between Rusev and Andrade Cien Almas. The rivalry continued on Twitter and Paige decided to make a match between the two.
– Becky Lynch is the new challenger to the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Irish got that position after beating Carmella last week. Carmella is now alone, since James Ellsworth has been fired, so it will be very difficult for him to defend the belt at SummerSlam. Will you have an ace up your sleeve?