Rematch for the preview. We’re in Money in the Bank season and, as of last night’s Monday Night Raw, nine of the sixteen spots have been filled. Therefore, things need to calm down a little bit here as you can only do so many qualifying matches. That’s what titles are for though, as a certain already announced title match needs a little something extra to get it over the line. That’s what WWE is taking care of this week…by doing the same match.
WWE.com has released its official preview for this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. The show will be headlined by WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match where the winner will be allowed to choose the stipulation for their upcoming title match at Money in the Bank. In addition to that, there will be at least one more Money in the Bank qualifying match. Here are the stories announced in the preview.
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura to battle for right to choose stipulation for Money in the Bank WWE Championship Match tonight on SmackDown LIVE
Andrade “Cien” Almas makes his debut tonight on SmackDown LIVE
The New Day and The Bar clash in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match tonight on SmackDown LIVE
Carmella to throw in a Royal Mellabration tonight in London on SmackDown LIVE
Opinion: These shows aren’t exactly thrilling me at the moment but that’s what you have to expect from this time of year. All that matters at the moment is Money in the Bank and maybe one more story. As for the idea of having Nakamura vs. Styles IV to determine the stipulation for Nakamura vs. Styles V….really? That’s the best idea they can come up with for what should be something so simple? If that doesn’t tell you how pathetic the writing around here is, I don’t know what to tell you.
Which of these stories interests you most? What will the stipulation be for Nakamura vs. Styles? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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