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WWE SmackDown Preview: Everything confirmed for tonight (08/12/23)

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Tonight’s WWE SmackDown promises an electrifying experience for wrestling fans worldwide. Broadcasting live from the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island, the event features a lineup that blends high-octane action with star-studded appearances. Here’s what you can expect from this evening’s spectacle.

One of the night’s most anticipated highlights is the return of CM Punk to SmackDown. Known for his charismatic presence and in-ring prowess, Punk’s comeback is set to add a thrilling dimension to the evening’s proceedings.

WWE SmackDown Preview: High-Stakes Matches

Several high-profile matches are on the card, promising to deliver intense action:

  • Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka: This match pits two of WWE’s top female superstars against each other. Both known for their technical skills and fierce competitiveness, this bout is expected to be a highlight of the evening.
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Karrion Kross: A clash of titans, as the powerhouse Bobby Lashley takes on the formidable Karrion Kross. Fans can anticipate a match filled with strength and strategy.
  • Santos Escobar vs. Dragon Lee: This encounter brings together two exceptional talents known for their agility and high-flying manoeuvres. It’s a match that promises speed and excitement.

Special Appearances

  • AJ Styles’ Rumoured Return: Adding to the night’s excitement, AJ Styles is reportedly making his return. Known for his phenomenal in-ring abilities, Styles’ presence is sure to electrify the audience.

WWE SmackDown Preview: Musical Performance by The War and Treaty

The event will also feature a musical performance by The War and Treaty, adding a unique flavor to the evening’s entertainment.


What time does WWE SmackDown start?

  • Live coverage begins at 8:00 pm ET.

Where is WWE SmackDown being held?

  • The event is at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island.

Is AJ Styles returning to WWE SmackDown tonight?

  • AJ Styles is reportedly expected to make his return, adding to the night’s excitement.

Will there be a musical performance?

  • Yes, The War and Treaty will be performing.

Is there a special segment planned for tonight?

  • Yes, there will be a Tribute to the Troops segment.
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