Monday Night Raw had the upper hand in the first two weeks after the WWE Draft but SmackDown is looking to take advantage of a mediocre Raw this week. Here are all the things you need to know for the August 9, 2016 episode of WWE SmackDown including previews and live stream links.
Bray Wyatt’s plans for Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler
Bray Wyatt failed to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Championship but he had the last laugh after Erick Rowan helped him attack Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler. A tag team match will likely be the main event and it can have a lot of possibilities.
Wyatt and Rowan can win the tag match and earn Wyatt a ticket to SummerSlam. On the other hand, Ziggler turning on the WWE champion might be on the cards as well and it can easily be set up after the tag match.
Cena-Styles rivalry heats up
John Cena and A.J. Styles had a very entertaining promo battle last week on WWE SmackDown and their match at SummerSlam was made official. After an intense segment like that, it is expected that the two will have a physical confrontation to build up their match.
Update on Eva Marie injury
Ms. All Red Everything was scheduled to have a match with Becky Lynch but he suffered an injury. According to several reports, it was all a work and part of a storyline that will make Eva Marie the face of women’s division on WWE SmackDown.
Heath Slater vs. Rhyno
GM Daniel Bryan will give Heath Slater a contract if he beats The Man Beast in this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown. Slater has been awarded by his own storyline and it could lead to a push up the midcards. However, it seems like he will get destroyed by Rhyno before getting that contract he deserves in the future.
WWE SmackDown August 9, 2016 TV Schedule
- Venue: Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center in Bakersfield, California
- Time: 8/7 PM C
- Channel: USA Network
WWE SmackDown August 9, 2016 Live Stream
- Live Stream: USA Live TV
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