SmackDown LIVE preview, March 27, 2018: Will Daniel Bryan appear after being brutally attacked by Owens & Zayn?
What was supposed to be a joyous night ended in misery. SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan, who was riding high off the announcement that he was cleared to return to the ring, began the night by celebrating the news with the WWE Universe. But his firing of Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn had unexpected consequences, as KO & Zayn brutalized Bryan, resulting in The “Yes!” Movement’s leader leaving the arena on a stretcher. Will Bryan address the events of last week? Will he even be able to make it to SmackDown LIVE? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Will Daniel Bryan make it to SmackDown LIVE?
Last Tuesday should have been one of the happiest days of Daniel Bryan’s life after he was cleared to return to in-ring competition, but the night ended with the former WWE Champion being taken out of the arena on a stretcher. After being fired by Bryan for their heinous attack on Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn brutally attacked the leader of The “Yes!” Movement, ruining the historic night.
In the aftermath of these monstrous actions, will Bryan attempt to fight through the injuries and show up on SmackDown LIVE? What new paths will Team Blue take on The Road to WrestleMania?
Roode & Orton join forces to take on Mahal and Singh
As their United States Championship Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania draws near, tensions continue to grow between titleholder Randy Orton, former champion Bobby Roode and the Superstar who claims to be the uncrowned champion, Jinder Mahal. Those tensions will come to a head on SmackDown LIVE when Roode and Orton team up to battle Mahal and Sunil Singh, who was devastated with a pair of DDTs from The Viper and The Glorious One.
Can Roode and Orton put aside their differences and work together as a team, or will Mahal’s claim to the star-spangled title continue to strengthen?
The New Day return to battle The Bludgeon Brothers
Since suffering a vicious attack at the hands of The Bludgeon Brothers at WWE Fastlane, The New Day have not been at full strength. That changes tonight, as Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods are back in action, and they have their sights set on two Superstars: Harper & Rowan.
Can the four-time Tag Team Champions get payback on the mallet-wielding madmen, or will Harper & Rowan continue their path of destruction?
Shinsuke Nakamura clashes with Shelton Benjamin
As his dream match with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania gets closer, Shinsuke Nakamura is not taking it easy. Having bested Rusev last week, WWE’s Rockstar is now going to test his grappling skills against one of WWE’s finest technicians: Shelton Benjamin.
Benjamin will certainly be looking to knock The Artist down a peg or two ahead of the biggest match of his career, but will he succeed? Or, will Nakamura walk out of this first-time-ever battle with another big win under his belt?