SmackDown LIVE preview, Oct. 24, 2017: Will Raw respond to SmackDown’s raid?
With Survivor Series rapidly approaching, things between Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon seemed to be going great. But just as Angle was about to reveal the members of Raw’s Men’s Survivor Series Team, Shane-O-Mac led the Superstars of SmackDown into Team Red territory and took Raw #UnderSiege. The first salvo in the battle for brand supremacy was fired. Will Angle and Raw’s roster respond? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Will Raw be out for payback after SmackDown’s raid?
Riding high off his victory at WWE TLC, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle invited SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon to last night’s Monday Night Raw. Angle may not have realized it at the time, but as the battle for brand supremacy at WWE Survivor Series draws near, he was inviting the enemy in through the front door.
As Angle was set to disclose the members of Raw’s team for the 5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match, Shane-O-Mac had a revelation of his own to make: He did not come to Raw alone. And with that, nearly all of SmackDown’s Superstars swarmed the arena, overwhelming Team Red, its roster and its General Manager.
While Team Blue will certainly be reveling in getting one up on their rivals, there is no doubt that Raw is seething after Monday’s ransacking. Will Team Red be looking for payback? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Sunil Singh attempts to defend Jinder Mahal’s honor against AJ Styles
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe when he issued a challenge to Raw’s Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, for a Champion vs. Champion showdown at WWE Survivor Series. While The Modern Day Maharaja sought to bask in this monumental moment, AJ Styles had other thoughts, calling out the WWE Champion and eventually clobbering him with a Pele kick.
An embarrassed Mahal demanded payback later in the night, declaring that Sunil Singh will step forward to defend his honor against The Phenomenal One, which led to Daniel Bryan making the match. Will Singh make the WWE Champion proud, or will Styles, just two days removed from a grueling bout with Finn Bálor at WWE TLC, continue to bolster his case for a WWE Championship opportunity?
Baron Corbin demands a rematch with Sin Cara
Last Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE, United States Champion Baron Corbin was caught off-guard by a feisty Sin Cara. The masked marvel stunned The Lone Wolf with a series of devastating dives outside the ring, leading to Sin Cara picking up a count-out victory.
WWE.com has learned that Corbin has demanded a rematch with Sin Cara on SmackDown LIVE. Will The Lone Wolf prove that the luchador’s victory was a fluke, or will Sin Cara once again embarrass the United States Champion?
Huge Eight-Man Tag Team showdown set for SmackDown LIVE
Bad blood will boil over in an Eight-Man Tag Team battle on SmackDown LIVE, when former rivals The New Day & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos join forces to take on Rusev, Aiden English and Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.
The rivalry between the champions and their top challengers, Gable & Benjamin, looked to be one based around sportsmanship and respect, until the amateur wrestling experts bailed on a handshake with The Usos. The New Day drew the ire of Rusev and English after interrupting The Maestro of Mayhem mid-song last Tuesday, then took a jab at the sacred holiday known as Rusev Day when “The Lion of Bulgaria” showed up.
Will the champions and their rivals-turned-allies reign supreme, or will it be Rusev Day in Milwaukee this Tuesday?
Breezango continue the search for the missing briefcase in “Fashion Dogs”
The Fashion Police are back on the case this week on SmackDown LIVE … and this time, they’ve got backup!
Tyler Breeze & Fandango found themselves in a pickle last Tuesday after Prince Pretty took a bite out of The Ascension’s gluten-free burger and fainted. Under duress, Fandango agreed to Konnor & Viktor’s offer of friendship. After Breeze’s recovery, the new pals discovered that Breezango’s briefcase had gone missing. Eager to jump into action, The Ascension declared: “Fashion Files Four, assemble!”
This week, the case continues in “Fashion Dogs.” What twists and turns will Breezango’s investigation take?
Shane McMahon returns to deal with Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Reunited friends Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn ran roughshod over SmackDown LIVE last Tuesday, openly mocking General Manager Daniel Bryan and using underhanded tactics to defeat Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura in a huge tag team main event.
After the bout, KO & Zayn returned to the back, eager to return to their mockery of Bryan, only to find out that their future is now in the hands of the returning SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, Shane McMahon.What will Shane have in store for the two reunited friends?