Welcome to SmackDown Live after a huge episode of Monday Night Raw!
Last night on Raw, Shane McMahon came to Monday Night Raw and brought with him the entire SmackDown Live roster, who destroyed everyone they came across backstage. It was a huge shot across the bow ahead of Survivor Series, where Team Raw will face Team SmackDown Live. Kurt Angle was not expecting the shots-fired by Shane McMahon, and it’s first blood to the blue brand. However, is Raw going to retaliate? Surely the red brand will want to extract revenge but will it be tonight? Also, are Shane and Kurt the team captain’s? That seemed to be the implication last night but I hope to get some confirmation on tonight’s show.
Elsewhere on tonight’s show, AJ Styles looks to make a mark on Jinder Mahal as he battles Sunil Singh. Styles’s WWE Championship challenge is impending but right now Mahal is focused on Brock Lesnar, which could leave Styles with a great opportunity to catch him off-guard. Styles has had a hard weekend, flying from South America to compete against Finn Balor, then he teamed with Rollins and Ambrose at the beginning of Raw, only to join SmackDown Live as they obliterated Raw. Styles could be exhausted from all the travel and fighting, but he should have enough in the tank to off one of the Singh Brothers, but two of them? Perhaps not.
A huge 8-man tag team match also features on tonight’s SmackDown Live. The Uso’s team with The New Day to take on Rusev, Aiden English, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. These 8 have had some troubles as of late and they look to settle their differences on tonight’s show. It will be interesting to see New Day and Uso’s teaming for the first time, which could signal a babyface turn for The Uso’s, and maybe even a heel turn for Gable and Benjamin.
Also on tonight’s SmackDown Live, a new episode of The Fashion Files, Shane McMahon returns to face Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and Baron Corbin battles Sin Cara! Remember to download the Ringside Talk app and let us know your thoughts and feelings. Enjoy the show!