WWE SmackDown is live tonight from the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, and we’re just over two weeks away from WrestleMania! Sheamus is hoping the luck of the Irish is on his side on this St. Patrick’s Day, as his WrestleMania ticket is on the line against Drew McIntyre in a match to determine Gunther’s challenger at the Show of Shows. That’s not all, though – let’s take a look at everything announced for tonight’s episode of SmackDown:
Sami Zayn will confront Jey Uso
WWE’s official preview:
This Friday on SmackDown, Sami Zayn will confront the very man that backstabbed him last week: Jey Uso.
The relationship between Zayn and “Main Event” Jey Uso has been well documented as they went from untrusted stablemates to full blown allies during Zayn’s time in The Bloodline.
When Roman Reigns shunted The Master Strategist out of The Bloodline, Jey Uso walked away in disgust. Jey had a tumultuous start in the early days of The Bloodline, practically being forced to join after losing to The Head of The Table in a “I Quit” Hell in a Cell match two years ago.
Zayn looked to tap into that rage as he requested Jey’s assistance in taking down The Bloodline. One week ago, Jey appeared to side with Zayn before crushing Zayn and the WWE Universe with a shocking Superkick, joining his brother Jimmy to show where his loyalties lie.
Now, the two former friends will confront each other in what is sure to be a dynamic face-to-face.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus to determine the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship
WWE’s official preview:
After this past week’s Fatal 5-Way Match for a chance at Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship ended in a double victory for Drew McIntyre and Sheamus, the fallout was nuclear.
Both The Scottish Warrior and The Celtic Warrior butted heads over who should have won whilst Gunther bemoaned to WWE Official Adam Pearce over the outcome.
As such, Pearce made the call for McIntyre and Sheamus to face each other next week, with the winner being granted an opportunity for the Intercontinental Title against Gunther at WrestleMania. With McIntyre and Sheamus being at odds in recent weeks, the match will surely be a barnburner, much like the previous times the two warriors have collided.
Which Superstar will come out on top?
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