SmackDown Live has been on a roll since the WWE Draft and they took it up a notch following The Miz’s shoot promo on Daniel Bryan last week. Here are all the things you need to know about WWE SmackDown August 30, 2016 complete with previews and live stream links.
Daniel Bryan’s response to The Miz
The Miz had the best promo of his career last week when he blasted SmackDown general manager, Daniel Bryan. It got many people talking and they will be tuning for this week’s episode to know how Bryan will respond.
The GM walked out of the segment and everyone should expect him to fire back at the Intercontinental champion. According to Forbes, the promo was part-shoot but it was all planned to tease Daniel Bryan’s possible return.
Some speculations for the feud include Bryan introducing one of his “indie” friends to take on The Miz. One of the rumored names is Samoa Joe, who is more than ready for the main roster and he would be a great addition to SmackDown.
Dean Ambrose and A.J. Styles will try to get some momentum
With Backlash just two weeks away, WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and No. 1 contender A.J. Styles will try to get some momentum heading into their match. Styles defeated Dolph Ziggler last week so Ambrose will have to one-up his challenger.
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt at Backlash to become official?
Randy Orton was interrupted in last week’s episode of SmackDown by Bray Wyatt and it will likely lead to a match at Backlash. According to What Culture, the match between the two superstars is already advertised in Richmond, Virginia, where SmackDown’s first brand-exclusive pay-per-view since the WWE Draft.
SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament continues
The Usos and American Alpha already advance to the semifinals in last week episode and four more teams will battle it out this week. The Vaudevillains, The Hype Bros and Heath Slater & Rhyno are rumored to be joined by former WWE tag team, The Headbangers.
According to PWInsider, Thrasher and Mosh will be competing in the tournament in the WWE SmackDown August 30 episode in Dallas. It has not been confirmed but both stars have announced their return on social media.
How will Nikki Bella retaliate against Carmella
Nikki Bella had a triumphant return at SummerSlam but Carmella took care of her in last week’s episode of SmackDown. Carmella attacked Nikki before their match and during Nikki’s interview in the Talking Smack show. How will the longest-reigning Divas champion in history retaliate against her new nemesis?
WWE SmackDown August 30, 2016 TV Schedule
- Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
- Time: 8/7 PM C
- Channel: USA Network
WWE SmackDown August 30, 2016 Live Stream
- Live Stream: USA Live TV
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