SmackDown Live will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the USA Network. However, because the show is being broadcast from London, it won’t actually be live tonight; rather, the show was taped earlier this afternoon.
What follows are some major spoilers from this afternoon’s SmackDown Live taping:
- The show opens with Randy Orton being interrupted by Jinder Mahal, who mocks him and puts up on screen an image of himself with the World Championship. Mahal says that he’s going to take the championship from Randy Orton at Backlash.
- Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, and Sami Zayn all interrupt the Orton segment. This leads to the announcement of a six-man tag team match for later in the evening, with AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Sami Zayn fighting Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal and Baron Corbin.
- Natalya defeats Becky Lynch.
- Tyler Breeze and Fandango have another fashion police segment where they make fun of The Usos.
- Erick Rowan defeats Luke Harper.
- In an in-ring segment, Dolph Ziggler mocks the fans for being obsessed with Sinsuke Nakamura even when he hasn’t had a match yet. Nakamuar enters and challenges Ziggler to a match tonight. But Ziggler instead wants to have their match at Backlash.
- Breezango defeat The Ascension. The Usos come out at the end of the match to say that they are going to defeat Breezango at Backlash.
- Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal and Baron Corbin defeat AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Sami Zayn.