Just five days into SummerSlam, the cast of SmackDown Live will perform tonight at the Dunkin ‘Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This arena, founded in 1972 and with capacity for 14,000 fans, is the house of the Friars of Provindence of the NCAA.
Formerly known as The Provindence Civic Center, opened in November 1972, it hosted the following WWE PPVs:
Royal Rumble 1994 (Battlefield 30 men)
King of the Ring 1997 (The Undertaker vs. Faarooq)
Backlash: In Your House 1999 (Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock)
Armageddon 2005 (The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton)
Backlash 2009 (John Cena vs. Edge)
PREVIOUSLY on SMACKDOWN:
After their WWE Championship bout at Punjabi Prison, Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton settled scores in the episode last week. The struggles presented were:
1- The Usos defeated Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger.
2- Charlotte Flair beat Lana.
3 – Carmella beat Naomi.
4- Randy Orton beat Jinder Mahal.
The final edition of SmackDown Live before SummerSlam will be spearheaded by a match between John Cena and Jinder Mahal .
Last week, special guest referee Shane McMahon attempted to establish the rules of engagement for the United States SummerSlam championship fight between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. Unfortunately, tensions between the three men reached a boiling point, when Owens landed a punch in Styles. The Phenomenal tried to retaliate with a Pele’s Kick, but by mistake hit Shane. Styles intends to apologize to McMahon on SmackDown Live. Will Shane accept? Will the inadvertent blow have any effect on Shane’s promise to get things right in SummerSlam?
Do not miss the best SmackDown Live coverage tonight, at 7:00 pm, downtown , through SUPER STRUGGLES.