SmackDown LIVE preview, July 25, 2017: Battleground Fallout Show
August 1, 2020
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal’s victory over Randy Orton inside the Punjabi Prison at WWE Battleground left fans around the world stunned, as The Great Khali unexpectedly returned to keep The Viper trapped inside the menacing structure. With the WWE Title still in his possession, what lies ahead for The Modern Day Maharaja? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Who will step up to challenge Jinder Mahal?
That Jinder Mahal will do anything to keep the WWE Championship is no surprise. What did shock the WWE Universe at WWE Battleground last Sunday, however, is the Punjabi behemoth who appeared in The Modern Day Maharaja’s corner, ready to help him hang onto that title.
With The Singh Brothers neutralized and Mahal reeling, Randy Orton looked to be on the verge of his 14th World Championship, until the monstrous Great Khali suddenly arrived. The 7-foot tall, 350-pound giant took matters into his own hands, grabbing Orton by the neck and keeping The Viper trapped in the bamboo cage while Mahal escaped the Punjabi Prison to retain his title.
It appears that The Great Khali’s shocking interference represented a passing of the torch to Mahal, whose third consecutive victory over Orton is now in the books. How will The Modern Day Maharaja’s reign continue? Will a new challenger step up, or will a venomous Viper be out for vengeance?
Will AJ Styles continue his pursuit of the United States Championship?
WWE Battleground had more than its share of controversy, including the United States Championship battle between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. In managing to reverse a submission hold by The Phenomenal One, KO scored a surprise three-count to reclaim his title and, perhaps, the right to once again call himself The New Face of America.
How will the next chapter in this heated rivalry be written on SmackDown LIVE?
How will The New Day’s title win change Team Blue’s Tag Team division?
The New Day continued to build on their incredible legacy at WWE Battleground, defeating The Usos in a thrilling contest to capture the SmackDown Tag Team Titles for the first time, and their third overall tandem reign in WWE.
Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E have already broken the record for the longest Tag Team Title reign in WWE history. What are they planning to do with their latest turn as champions on Team Blue?
Who blindsided The Fashion Police?
At WWE Battleground, Breezango were hoping to close the case that has haunted them for weeks. Instead, Tyler Breeze & Fandango may have inadvertently opened the door to a world of unspeakable pain.
The Ascension seemingly admitted to everything, including trashing The Fashion Police’s station, attacking Breeze and the demise of Tully the toy horse. However, Fandango, a crafty detective for sure, saw right through Konnor & Viktor’s story, as the bruisers had taken the cops’ offer of Eddie Money tickets on the night of Tully’s brutal end. The case seemed to have gone cold once again, until the lights went out in Breezango’s office. They turned back on momentarily to reveal a downed Breeze, and then the room went dark again. When the room lit back up, Fandango was seen unconscious on the floor, being dragged off by an unknown assailant.
Who’s targeting Breezango? Find out as the investigation continues on SmackDown LIVE, tonight!