Smackdown & 205 Live Previews For Tonight (5/22/18)

Smackdown and 205 Live will emanate from the DCU Center in Worcester, MA tonight. A few changes have been made to the card since matches were announced last week.

Big Cass was originally scheduled to face Samoa Joe in a Money in the Bank qualifying match but after selling an injury on the recent European tour, WWE has pulled Cass from the match. Instead of Cass vs Joe, Daniel Bryan will face Jeff Hardy with the winner facing Samoa Joe in a MITB qualification match next week.

Smackdown 5/22/18 Preview

Daniel Bryan vs Jeff Hardy

  • Smackdown General Manager, Paige, announced this match on Twitter recently. She stated that due to big Cass’s injury, the winner of Daniel Bryan versus Jeff Hardy will meet Samoa Joe next week. The winner of that match will qualify for Money In The Bank.

MizTV w/the New Day

  • New Day defeated the Bar in a match to determine which team would be able to select one member to compete in the Money In The Bank match.
  • This week on Smackdown, the Miz has promised to find out which member they will pick.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Billie Kay vs Lana

  • Billy Kay will wrestle Lana in singles action with the winner qualifying for the Money In The Bank match.
  • It’s a big match for both as Lana doesn’t have much success in the ring and Billie Kay is still relatively new to the main roster.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Naomi vs Sonya Deville

  • The former member of Absolution, Sonya Deville, will get a chance to qualify for the money in the bank match tonight. Naomi will be a tough opponent, however.

205 Live 5/22/18 Preview

Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander Segment

  • Buddy Murphy will challenge for Cedric Alexander’s Cruiserweight Championship next week on 205 Live. We can expect some type of segment to preview this match tonight.

Akira Tozawa vs Hideo Itami

  • These two had been a tag team in recent weeks, only two successive losses led to infighting amongst the pair.
  • Tonight they will meet in one-on-one action to determine who was the stronger of their team.