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WWE Smackdown Live preview and schedule: March 13, 2018

By Raja
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Bengaluru, March 13: With the conclusion of Fastlane PPV - the last stop for the Smackdown Live brand - we had confimration of multiple fights for Wrestlemania 34. We are expected to know more on this starting from tonight’s edition of the show.

The two competitors for the WWE Championship match will begin their storyline angle from tonight. Also, there should be multiple other fallouts from the bygone event on tonight's show hosted by the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The live telecast of the show in India will be available via Sony Ten 1 Network on Wednesday (March 14) from 5.30 AM onwards, while the repeat will be aired later that day at 12 PM and 4.30 PM on the same network.

After months of anticipation, the dream match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura is finally confirmed. After the rigorous six-pack challenge at Fastlane, AJ Styles retained his championship. So, the inevitable match against Shinsuke Nakamura is finally set to happen at Wrestlemania 34. Tonight marks the official start of storyline angle between the pair who will come face-to-face for a confrontation. It will be interesting to see how the creative team portrays the feud.

Apart from the WWE Championship bout, also confirmed the Smackdown women’s title match between Asuka and Charlotte Flair. The first-ever appearance by the challenger has been confirmed for the show, tonight. So, another face-off is likely to happen between these two strongest forces from the women’s roster.

It means that the rivalry between the two ladies present on the women’s roster will begin, tonight. Both of them are considered to be the benchmark performers in the female roster. Till date, they were kept on separate rosters. But, now that they will share the same locker room, it is evident that both of them will try to reign supreme over each other.

Also, an announcement from Shane McMahon has been confirmed after he was superkicked by Kevin Owens at the Fastlane PPV event,

“It seems as though there will be no slowing down for SmackDown LIVE's Commissioner. McMahon will be making a WrestleMania announcement on SmackDown LIVE tonight. Will it have anything to do with the "Yep!" Movement, or has Shane-O-Mac come up with a complete surprise for the WWE Universe?”

In the tag team championship picture, the title match between The New Day and The Usos was disqualified due to the interference of The Bludgeon Brothers. After being away from the title picture for so long, it is now time for them to enter the mix during the Wrestlemania season. So, the most likely set up in this scenario would be The Usos vs. the team comprising Harper & Rowan. This situation should be addressed, tonight.

We crowned a new United States Champion in the form of Randy Orton at Fastlane. But, his title victory celebration was cut short via interference from Jinder Mahal. This man had pinned The Viper on last week’s Smackdown Live which is why he deserves an opportunity at the title. Also, Bobby Roode has the rematch clause reserved which is why it should set up a three-way title match soon.

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    Story first published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 13:22 [IST]
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