Tonight’s episode of Smackdown and 205 Live will emanate from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, Canada. The city and venue have just been announced as the host of Summerslam 2019 weekend.
Smackdown 8/28 Preview
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair (c) vs Carmella
Carmella has cashed-in her rematch clause and will face Charlotte Flair tonight for the title. This will be the 4th time the two women have faced each other for the Smackdown Women’s title.
Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase on the April 10th, 2018 Smackdown. She defeated Charlotte Flair in 7 seconds to win her first WWE championship. Flair then cashed in her rematch at Backlash but Carmella rolled her up and pinned her after Flair’s knee buckled following a missed moonsault.
Flair then defeated both Becky Lynch and Carmella in a triple threat match for the title at Summerslam. What role Becky Lynch might play in this match is unclear.
New Day Celebrate Tag Team Championship Gold
After winning the championships last week, New Day will hold a title-victory celebration tonight.
Don’t expect the Bludgeon Brothers to interrupt this celebration either. Rowan is likely out for several months with a torn bicep.
Tag-Team #1 Contenders Tournament
The Club vs The Bar vs The Colons
the party never stops for your #SDLive GM. The New Day had a big win on Tuesday, so let’s see who they’ll defend those #TagTeamTitles against at #HIAC. Triple threat match THIS Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/gyuvDmibKw
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 26, 2018
For the second straight month, Paige has organized a tournament to determine new contenders for the Smackdown tag-team championships.
There will be two triple threat tag-team matches with the winning two teams facing off to determine who gets a crack at New Day. The second triple-threat match participants have yet to be announced.
The Colons return to action for the first time since January as Epico has been out with an injury.
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella Segment
The rivalry between WWE power couples will continue to tonight. Last week, an inter-gender match between Brie and Bryan against the Miz and Maryse was confirmed for Hell in a Cell.
Not much is advertised for this other than Bryan and Bella will likely be involved in a talking segment.
Samoa Joe and AJ Styles Segment
It was confirmed last week that Samoa Joe and AJ Styles will once again wrestle for the WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell. Joe came out of their Summerslam tilt with the victory but not the championship after Styles was DQ’ed.
This highly personal rivalry, which has involved Styles’ wife and daughter, will rage on tonight.
205 Live 8/28 Preview
Drew Gulak Demands Another Shot At The Cruiserweight Championship
Drew Gulak has put the entire division on notice that there will be no peace until he receives a rematch for the Cruiserweight Championship.
Gulak dropped the most recent CW title match to Cedric Alexander on the Summerslam Kickoff show. Alexander used a clever pinning combination to get the victory over the submission expert to retain.
What does Drew Gulak have in store for 205 Live tonight?