SmackDown Preview: Possible Spoiler, Final SummerSlam Hype, Coverage Note
No official matches or segments have been announced thus far for the show. The main focus on tonight’s taping will be the final hype for the top matches heading into Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Specific to the SmackDown brand, WWE will focus heavily on the Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian World Heavyweight Championship match, as well as the Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes and Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam match for the U.S. Title.
It should also be noted that Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns issued a challenge to any team to face them for the World Tag-Team Championships at SummerSlam. With Big Show cleared for in-ring action and returning on RAW during a segment with Mark Henry last night, one could assume they will go forward with the Show/Henry vs. Rollins/Reigns match for SummerSlam.
The advertised roster for tonight’s tapings includes: Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Mark Henry, The Shield, Sandow, Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Big E. Langston and A.J. Lee.
Make sure to check back here at the website later tonight for live SmackDown spoiler play-by-play results coverage.