WWE Smackdown and 205 Live tonight will be the go-home show before this Sunday’s Summerslam. Both shows will emanate from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.
Smackdown Preview 8/14
AJ Styles Promo Towards Samoa Joe
Tonight on Smackdown, AJ Styles will have more to say to his Summerslam opponent, Samoa Joe. Styles already responded to Joe’s comments about how the champion has sacrificed his family life for his WWE career last week. Evidently, Styles has more he wishes to say to the challenger tonight.
Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair Come Face-to-Face-to-Face
At Summerslam, Carmella will have to face two challengers at the same time. Lynch and Charlotte are longtime friends but will each want to win the title on Sunday. Their friendship could reach a boiling point tonight as we are just 5 days away from the biggest event of the summer.
Aiden English vs Andrade “Cien” Almas
I know it’s been a hard few weeks for #RusevDay but I swore to make it up to @RusevBUL & @LanaWWE – so ahead of their #SummerSlam match, I’m demanding here and now to face @AndradeCienWWE 1 on 1 this Tuesday on #SDLive – I’ll do whatever it takes. https://t.co/P881KA0koN
— Aiden English (@WWEDramaKing) August 11, 2018
Aiden English has already cost both Rusev and Lana matches against Almas and Zelina Vega recently. Now, he’ll have a chance at redemption as he goes one-on-one with the tranquilo, Andrade Almas.
The founding member of Los InGobernables will team with Vega to take on Rusev and Lana on the Summerslam kickoff show on Sunday.
The New Day vs Sanity
New Day and Sanity are 1-1 against each other on WWE programming but tonight they will face each other in 6-man action.
Watching this match closely will be the New Day’s opponents at Summerslam, the Bludgeon Brothers.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville Receive An Opportunity
I find it pretty ridiculous that @RealPaigeWWE gives her former PCB teammates preferential treatment, but doesn’t extend the same courtesy to her former #Absolution teammates?! Hmm… ?? Come on GM you should know what’s best for business!?????????
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) August 11, 2018
Woah, thats some big words that you’re using baby girl. But Charlotte and Becky earned their opportunity.. don’t worry, you’ll get to earn yours and not forgetting you too @SonyaDevilleWWE on Tuesday. ? https://t.co/hJmwmdjVYr
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 11, 2018
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville aren’t happy with how they’ve been treated as of late by Smackdown GM, Paige. The former members of Paige’s Absolution stable have asked their former leader for an opportunity. They will get just that tonight on Smackdown.
205 Live Preview
Akira Tozawa vs Lio Rush
Lio Rush is one of the fastest rising stars in the cruiserweight division. So far, Rush is undefeated on the purple brand. One of his previous opponents, Akira Tozawa, gets a chance to even the series at 1 win a piece tonight, however.
Cedric Alexander vs Jack Gallagher
Alexander’s Summerslam opponent, Drew Gualk, has been aligned with Jack Gallagher recently. Just 5 days ahead of the cruiserweight championship tilt, Alexander will face Gulak’s ally in single’s action.
Will Gulak and his crew look to soften up Alexander before Sunday?