When WWE SmackDown Live arrives for viewers on Tuesday, May 23, expect a major celebration by the reigning champion. In addition, there will be a major announcement regarding the next WWE pay-per-view for the brand. The results of Sunday’s WWE Backlash 2017 pay-per-view will play a major part in the upcoming show, so fans wanting to avoid spoilers should wait until SmackDown Live hits their television screens. Otherwise, here are the latest WWE SmackDown Live spoilers and results ahead of the newest episode, which will feature several major developments for the WWE Universe.
As reported by WWE in their SmackDown Live preview, Tuesday’s show will feature a “Punjabi Celebration” for the brand new WWE World Champion Jinder Mahal. “The Modern-Day Maharaja” captured the title belt from Randy Orton via pinfall at Sunday’s Backlash event in Chicago, with a bit of help from The Singh Brothers. Now the new champ is set to enjoy his reign, which is just a few days old. One has to wonder what will be involved in this sort of celebration for Jinder Mahal, as well as whether or not “The Viper” Randy Orton will make an appearance demanding his rematch for the WWE World title.
In addition to that, there will be fallout and follow-up from this weekend’s pay-per-view matches. The trio referred to as “The Welcoming Committee” were able to pick up a victory over Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. Natalya got the win by locking a Sharpshooter onto Becky. In recent weeks, Carmella has gained victories over the champion Naomi, in non-title situations. Tonight, a match pitting Becky and Charlotte against Natalya and Carmella will take place. Who will emerge victorious from the latest battle?
Both Kevin Owens and The Usos were victorious on Sunday at Backlash and will likely appear on SmackDown with their championship belts. However, their opponents may want another shot at the WWE hardware. Owens gained a crafty victory by causing AJ Styles’ leg to fall into an opening on the top of the announce table so that he was tangled up in cables and wires. With that, Styles was unable to free himself from being wrapped up in time to get back to the ring. Owens, therefore, retained by countout, but one has to think Styles will have a bone to pick. Owens appears as if he will pick up where he left off on the Talking Smack episode that was shown on WWE Network right after Backlash.
The Usos were able to defeat Tyler Breeze and Fandango on Sunday to retain their WWE SmackDown Tag Team titles. As WWE mentions, they may continue to be challenged by Breezeango, or another team might emerge such as The Colons, The Ascension or American Alpha. Fans have also been seeing those “New Day coming soon” promo videos for weeks. Could the trio stake their claim for a title shot?
One of the biggest segments of the night will possibly involve WWE SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon. He’ll make an appearance during the show to make an announcement regarding the Money in the Bank 2017 pay-per-view. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 18, but as of this report, there are no matches officially booked. Will Shane announce who is competing in the big MITB ladder match, or perhaps provide a stipulation for the match at this year’s PPV? It should be interesting to hear what “Shane-O-Mac” has to say.
Tuesday’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live gets started at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The show will be presented on live television through the USA Network. For live streaming, cable and satellite subscribers can log in at the USA network website to watch a live feed online. There may also be USA network mobile apps or apps available for devices like Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku, as well as select smartphones or tablets.
Additionally, SlingTV channel streaming service offers new customers a one-week free trial for signing up. Customers can choose the Sling Blue channel package, which includes the USA network. This will allow for a free way to watch SmackDown Live tonight along with Monday Night Raw next week, in addition to many other shows on the featured channels. The Sling.com website has full details on how to sign up and start streaming their live TV channels.
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