WWE SmackDown episode of August 12, 2022, is set to feature an Intercontinental Championship match and will continue the buildup towards the Clash at the Castle event.
Shinsuke Nakamura will finally face Gunther for the IC title. Women’s tag-team championships tournament will continue. More on Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, and Karrion Kross’ rivalry is expected. Read below to check the complete preview and match card for WWE SmackDown August 12, 2022 episode.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Gunther – Intercontinental Championship
After weeks of feuding with Gunther & Kaiser, Shinsuke Nakamura will finally get a shot at the Intercontinental championship. Last week, the King of Strong Style defeated Kaiser to earn himself a match against Gunther. So, will Nakamura be able to end the dominating reign of the Ring General, or will the latter retain the title?
Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah vs Xia Li & Shotzi – Women’s Tag-Team Championship Tournament
The SmackDown side of the brackets of the women’s tag-team championships tournament would kick-off this week. Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah vs Xia Li & Shotzi match will take place with the winners getting a place in the semifinals.
Karrion Kross, Drew McIntyre & Roman Reigns Feud
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns now has two formidable adversaries. He was feuding with Drew McIntyre whom he will face at the Clash at the Castle event. However, last week, Karrion Kross made his shocking return and attacked McIntyre before confronting Reigns. So, how will McIntyre respond? Will Kross get his hands on the Tribal Chief?
Contract Signing for Liv Morgan vs Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler became the #1 contender for SmackDown Women’s Championship last week by winning a Gauntlet match. She was later announced to be getting her title shot against Liv Morgan at Clash at the Castle. The duo will sign a contract to make the match official. What will come out of this segment? Will Ronda Rousey feature in this rivalry in some capacity?
What More to Expect
- New Day’s Rivalry with The Viking Raiders to Continue!
- New Challengers for the Usos!