Tonight’s WWE SmackDown and 205 Live will take place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT as the Road to WrestleMania 33 continues.
SmackDown will feature The Usos going up against SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha and the fallout from Daniel Bryan “firing” AJ Styles last week. 205 Live will feature Austin Aries delivering a message to WrestleMania 33 opponent and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s SmackDown:
- Is AJ Styles fired or heading to WrestleMania to face Shane McMahon?
- American Alpha to defend the SmackDown Tag Team Titles against The Usos tonight
- Will John Cena and Nikki Bella or The Miz and Maryse emerge as SmackDown LIVE’s A-List couple?
- Who will survive the mind games en route to The Ultimate Thrill Ride?
- What will happen when Ambrose & Corbin clash again?
On whether AJ Styles has been fired or is headed to WrestleMania:
Last Tuesday, after blaming Shane McMahon for having to “jump through hoops” in pursuit of a WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania, AJ Styles ambushed the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner and hurled him through a car window.
As a result, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan fired The Phenomenal One and kicked him out of the building. However, as the blue brand was about to conclude, a battered Shane-O-Mac emerged to make the emphatic statement, “AJ Styles says he doesn’t have an opponent at WrestleMania … he does now.”
So, is Styles gone for good? Or will he be heading to The Ultimate Thrill Ride to take on Shane McMahon?
On American Alpha defending the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships tonight against The Usos:
SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha are “Ready, Willing and Gable” to take on all comers.
However last week, with only three episodes of SmackDown LIVE left before The Ultimate Thrill Ride, The Usos scored a huge non-title over Chad Gable & Jason Jordan. As a result, WWE.com has learned that American Alpha will defend their titles against Jimmy & Jey tonight on SmackDown LIVE!
Who will walk onto The Grandest Stage of Them All with the SmackDown Tag Team Championship?