Shinsuke Nakamura debuts his HEEL entrance music before dismantling The (reunited) Club’s Gallows & Anderson in front of a helpless AJ Styles, Big Cass explains why he hates short people like Daniel Bryan, and The Uso’s finally find The Bludgeon Brothers’ “glowing” kryptonite. We run through the entire card and give our predictions for Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble.
The final episode of SmackDown leading into WrestleMania 34 features the return of Shane McMahon confirming his partnership with Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles continue sharing “mind games”, and Carmella fails another MITB cash-in attempt. Plus, Charlotte meets Asuka in the MMC finals and another spectacular match from 205 Live.
5 of 6 Fastlane main event competitors face off in this go-home edition of SmackDown as Sami Zayn attempts to convince Kevin Owens of his allegiance and AJ Styles aims to protect the purity of his WrestleMania main event against Shinsuke Nakamura. Plus, full recaps of Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live!
The US title tournament reaches its unexpected conclusion as Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode, Mojo Rawley and Xavier Woods compete in the semi-finals AND finals; the Mixed Match Challenge debuts featuring Nakamura/Natalya vs Balor/Banks; members of the roster take turns cutting promos on their cellphones in selfie mode; TJP tries to hide his tears on 205 Live.