Tonight is the go-home edition of Smackdown Live heading into Sunday evening’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view, and we are still expecting that multiple matches will be added to the card before showtime.
The following segments are being advertised for tonight’s show:
— Kevin Owens will put his career on the line at SummerSlam when he faces Shane McMahon, but tonight he will invite the so-called “Best in the World” onto a special edition of The Kevin Owens Show. That will definitely end peacefully.
— Last week on Smackdown, Randy Orton took responsibility for holding Kofi Kingston back more than a decade ago during their brief rivalry on Raw, but claimed he did it “for his own good”. Orton also stated that he’s never had to try to be anything other than himself to be a Hall of Famer level world champion wrestler, while Kingston had to fake an accent and dance around for years. The WWE Champion responds tonight.
— The mystery over who tried to run down Roman Reigns, and crush him with falling production equipment, will continue on the blue brand this evening.
— Last week we saw Sami Zayn step up and challenge Aleister Black to a match at SummerSlam. Black will respond to said challenge – likely in the affirmative.
— The “Queen” Charlotte Flair will have one last opportunity to prove that she is ready for WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus ahead of their cross-generational dream match at SummerSlam.