USA Network will broadcast the 1012 episode of SmackDown Live tonight, an event that will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
– Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Carmella will collide in a Triple Threat for a starting chance. The winner will face Asuka for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Royal Rumble. The match was made official last weekend on WWE and the official networks of the company.
– The Bar will defend the Tag Team Championships against The Usos. The Bar has been with the titles since October 16, 2018, the day they were snatched from The New Day in a match held in the episode 1000 SmackDown Live. Since then, they have defended him successfully in TLC, in a triple threat against The New Day and The Usos. Jimmy and Jey had the good year 2018 as far as matches are concerned, but they could not get a belt. This week you will have the opportunity to start 2019 in a very different way.
– AJ Styles beat Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, and Mustafa Ali last week to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE title. Tonight “The Real AJ Styles” is expected to face Daniel Bryan.
– WWE has announced that more announcements of the Royal Rumble Battles could be carried out tonight. In the last hours, it has been announced that Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega will participate.
– It is expected that in SmackDown Live there will be a continuity in the rivalry between Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura. Last week, the United States champion held a special celebration that was interrupted by the Japanese.