Last night’s Raw was epic. WWE packed Monday with three hours of storytelling and some great wrestling. But tonight might be even bigger for the company. It is more than just a typical Smackdown Live Tuesday. We have a big name returning to television, THREE (possibly four) title matches, and the finale of WWE’s breakout and groundbreaking new wrestling tournament.
Here are the five biggest moments happening tonight in WWE.
5. The Finale of the Mae Young Classic
WWE’s annual tournament of up-and-coming stars featured women’s wrestling. The Mae Young Classic is an 8-part series that brought together some of the best female grapplers from across the world. Tonight the finale showcases the final match between two of the world’s best: Japan superstar Kairi Sane and MMA master and friend of Ronda Rousey Shayna Baszler. Both women showed themselves to be top-notch competitors and will put on a great match for the fans tonight following Smackdown Live. And with Asuka vacating the NXT Women’s Title, there is a rumor that tonight’s winner will be crowned the new champion. All the more reason to tune-in to the special on the WWE Network immediately following Smackdown Live.
4. Naomi invokes her rematch “claws” against Natalya
The Queen of Cats Natalya is the leader of the pack in Smackdown Live. The Hart Family member recently captured the Smackdown Women’s Title after a nearly seven-year absence from being a champion. Glowing Naomi looks to get her title back in the first of THREE (or four) title matches scheduled for tonight’s Smackdown Live. But with Money In the Bank winner Carmella lurking with James Ellsworth in the shadows, anything could happen!
3. Tye Dillinger Gets A Second Shot At Styles’ US Title
Tye Dillinger answered AJ Styles’ “US Open Challenge” only to be thwarted by the Lone Wolf Baron Corbin. Impressed with The Perfect 10’s moxie, The Phenomenal One decided to give Dillinger another shot. Expect Corbin to interfere again.
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