WWE Announces Major Title Match for This Week’s SmackDown

Published 08/21/2020, 7:50 AM EDT


This week’s SmackDown is the last event before WWE SummerSlam. This episode will also mark the debut of WWE’s new virtual platform – ThunderDome. The company is leaving no stones unturned to make sure people tune in on Friday. With AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy already set for the intercontinental title, WWE announced another major title match.

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Title match announced for WWE SmackDown

WWE announced on Thursday that the SmackDown Tag Team Championships would be on the line before the biggest show of summer. The champions, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro will take on the Lucha House Party of Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado.

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The official promo said –

Life has been good to Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro as SmackDown Tag Team Champions, but Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado are intent on crashing that party.

Lucha House Party will aim to shut down the “Champion’s Lounge” when they challenge Nakamura & Cesaro for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. The tandems have gone back in forth in singles action in the past two weeks as Cesaro first crushed Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik then walked the ropes to a win against The King of Strong Style. The King of the Ropes was aided by the surprising return of Kalisto who neutralized The Swiss Cyborg outside the ring.

Will Lucha House Party finally get their hands on the titles? Or will Nakamura & Cesaro be toasting another victory?

Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to see the title showdown.

 

The luchadors have competed in many singles matches in the past couple of weeks. Taking the return of Kalisto into account, the tag team is looking stronger than ever. If luck stays in their favor, WWE Universe will witness a title change on the go-home edition of SmackDown.

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AJ Styles will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Jeff Hardy after the champion issued an open challenge last week.

The Universal Champion Braun Strowman will be making some announcements as he gets ready to face the Fiend on Sunday. With a probable heel turn last week with the attack on Alexa Bliss, Strowman is a changed man.

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Big E will take on Sheamus. The former New Day member made John Morrison and Miz tap out. This match could be the start of a new rivalry.

This SmackDown will also be the first show to be taped outside of the Performance Centre in six months. The new location is Amway Centre in Orlando. The matches will now be a virtual experience. WWE is dubbing this new venture as ThunderDome.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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