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5 Things to expect from Smackdown Live (16/08/16)

The final Smackdown Live before SummerSlam come in from Austin, Texas and had plenty in store. Here’s what you can expect to see.


1. Golden Clad MIZ TV

The Miz welcomes not only the number one contender for the WWE Championship, Dolph Ziggler to his show this week, but the man he will be facing this Sunday, the WWE Champion Dean Ambrose. These two have had nothing but stern rods for each other over the last few weeks, so expect nothing but more of the same tonight. Possibly even a main event of some kind with involving both champions and their number one contenders.

2. Cena and Del Rio revive their old Rivalry

Just 5 days before SummerSlam and Cena isn’t focusing on his current opponent AJ Styles, yet battling an old foe, Alberto Del Rio. Considering his huge match this weekend, it is not wise for Cena to take on Mexico’s greatest import, who will be even more of a match then Cena is expecting.

3. American Alpha continue to dominate

With little to no real opposition for them currently on Smackdown, Alpha will more than likely be facing Jobbers yet again. And with nothing really in the pipeline for Sunday either, the electric duo will have to wait until they have a tag title to aim for, otherwise it’ll be plain sailing on Smackdown Live for a while.

4. Wyatt is watching…

Even though he isn’t getting the title match we all dream of, Bray Wyatt is still very, very invested in Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler’s feud. Be sure to keep an eye out for the eater of world tonight, as he’ll more than likely want to stake his claim for a title shot one last time before SummerSlam this Sunday.

5. Will she Eva(r) debut?

After last weeks ‘accidental’ wardrobe malfunction, and her injury the week before, may we finally get to see the debut of Eva Marie? Becky Lynch will be hoping so, after having two battle with her cancelled and then losing last week due to her returning midmatch. Don’t hold your breath though, Eva fans. It’s more than likely that they’ll delay this even more, as the heel heat she is receiving is pure gold right now.

So that’s what you can expect tonight on the final Smackdown Live before the biggest party of the Summer, SummerSlam! Make sure you visit back tomorrow for a full Smackdown Live Recap.

Liam Shone

Liam is a WWE/Football writer for the site and supports the Oakland Raiders and Liverpool FC. He's been writing for Realsport since March 2016 and began a degree in Sports Journalism in September 2016 at Southampton Solent University.

5 Things to expect from Smackdown Live (16/08/16)

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