The November 18th edition of WWE SmackDown will be broadcast live from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The show will continue the build to Survivor Series and the continuation of the SmackDown World Cup.
The final two first round matches in the SmackDown World Cup will be taking place on the show. The show will see Butch face Sami Zayn and Ricochet face Mustafa Ali in their respective first round matches. The winners of each of the matches will face either Santos Escobar or Braun Strowman.
Following Shotzi winning a 6 pack challenge match on the November 11th SmackDown to win an opportunity against Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, the number one contender will be in action. Shotzi will be facing Ronda Rousey’s friend and former NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler on the show.
The end of the November 11th SmackDown would see The Bloodline brawl with The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre. While not officially announced, expect the 2 sides to officially announce a WarGames match to take place at Survivor Series.
The following matches have been announced to take place on SmackDown:
- Mustafa Ali vs. Ricochet – First round match in the SmackDown World Cup
- Sami Zayn vs. Butch – First round match in the SmackDown World Cup
- Shotzi vs. Shayna Baszler
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