Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown is set to take place from the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit, Michigan. With just a little over a week for the Royal Rumble, things are beginning to get exciting for the blue brand.

Tonight’s show will see Kevin Owens progress his storyline with Roman Reigns as he looks to sign the contract for an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match at the Rumble. Given that it’s a contract signing, chaos is certainly expected to take place.

Last week, it was announced that there will be a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament to determine the number one contenders for The Usos’ tag team titles. It was also announced last week that Drew McIntyre and Sheamus will take on the Viking Raiders in their first-round match.

If that wasn’t enough, earlier tonight, WWE announced via Twitter that the Brawling Brutes will face Imperium in their SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament first-round match.

PW Insider has now reported that a few extra WWE Superstars were found backstage before the start of the show. Bo Dallas (who is rumored to be Uncle Howdy) and The Street Profits were backstage for SmackDown.

While they were spotted backstage, there is still no official word on if they will be used for the show. Stay tuned to Ringside News for live coverage of WWE SmackDown. You can check out the lineup for tonight’s SmackDown below.

Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns contract signing

SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament First-Round Match

Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. Viking Raiders

SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament First-Round Match

Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium

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Sunil Joseph

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