“The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar will be at WWE Thursday Night SmackDown this week to address his upcoming match with Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32. The Lunatic Fringe has been receiving motivational talks from guys like Mick Foley and Terry Funk. But just how extreme and how reckless will Ambrose have to be in Dallas if he wants to walk away with a victory?
While the story of The Undertaker and Shane McMahon remains exclusive to WWE RAW, Roman Reigns will be on hand to promote the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on SmackDown tonight. Additionally, the WWE Divas Championship drama will be addressed, as well as the issues between The New Day and The League of Nations. And that’s just the tip of WWE and USA Network’s iceberg.
SmackDown spoilers are currently available for tonight’s show, but a spoiler-free preview follows. Following the spoiler-free match list, a deeper look at WWE’s official SmackDown preview is presented. This episode of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown, airing on the USA Network on March 24, was taped in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 22.
Match-list for WWE Thursday Night SmackDown on March 24, 2016
- WWE Divas Champions Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
- Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston
- Roman Reigns vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens and The Miz vs. Sami Zayn and Dolph Ziggler
- AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze
- Brock Lesnar confronts Dean Ambrose
- Plus appearances by Becky Lynch, The New Day, The League of Nations, The Wyatt Family, The Lucha Dragons, The Dudley Boyz, The Usos, Goldust, R-Truth, Ryback and more!
In addition to those matches tonight, WWE.com has published a five-point SmackDown preview that gives the WWE Universe an idea of what storylines and feuds will be featured on tonight’s show.
Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar’s paths collide in Boston
Of the three “main event” matches at this year’s WrestleMania, the No Holds Barred Street Fight between The Beast and The Lunatic feels as though it has been given more attention than the others when you take WWE SmackDown into consideration. With Lesnar’s part-time schedule, you never know how many more times we’ll see Brock before his match on April 3.
Having been gifted a barbed-wire-covered baseball bat and an electric chainsaw from Mick Foley and Terry Funk respectively, what will Ambrose have in store for Lesnar when he arrives in Boston?
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Will Sasha Banks make a statement in her match against Charlotte?
In what will certainly go down as an historical moment in the Divas Revolution, the WWE Divas Championship will be up for grabs as three of the youngest and hungriest female competitors suit up for a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 32.
Tonight, The Boss faces the current champ in a non-title singles bout. Who will build momentum towards Dallas — and what will the Lass Kicker have to add to the equation?
Kevin Owens’ tag team turmoil
Now that Money In The Bank has its own special, will the 7-Man Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship become an annual event at WrestleMania?
What will the Prizefighter have to say tonight to his six opponents? Or will it be one of Kevin Owens’ Mania opponents that has the last word?
Trouble in ‘beantown’ for Kofi Kingston and The New Day?
It terms of pure fun and comedic promos, The New Day vs. The League of Nations may be the most entertaining faction feud since Degeneration-X vs. The Nation of Domination.
This late in the game, everything is about momentum. Which group will have the advantage going into the final week leading up to WrestleMania?
Will Roman Reigns pave a path of destruction through SmackDown?
If Triple H or Stephanie McMahon were scheduled to be on SmackDown tonight, you would definitely know about it.
As he prepares for arguably the biggest match of his life, what will Roman Reigns have to say to The Authority and the WWE Universe tonight?
Where To Watch
USA airs WWE Thursday Night SmackDown at 8/7c. While they are not made available on the WWE Network for several weeks after they air on USA, replays of WWE SmackDown are available on-demand with a Hulu Plus subscription starting Friday.
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