As seen on WWE Smackdown Live tonight, General Manager Daniel Bryan announced that AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship in a Handicap Match at WWE Royal Rumble. Styles’ opponents will be both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
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Below are more highlights from tonight’s WWE Smackdown.
Xavier Woods and Aiden English battle to see who will take on former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in the second round of the tournament to crown a new United States Champion.
Before Xavier Woods battles Aiden English in the first round of the United States Tournament Match, Kofi Kingston and Big E aim to give him the pancake advantage.
After scoring a pinfall victory over Jimmy & Jey Uso in a non-title match two weeks ago, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin get their opportunity at the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Tension continues to mount as Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan kick off SmackDown LIVE with WWE Champion AJ Styles.