WWE SmackDown comes to Canada at Bell Center in Montreal, QC, for August 19, 2022 episode which will feature a big face-off between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament will also continue with Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark coming to SmackDown to face Natalya and Sonya Deville. The Viking Raiders will host a Viking Funeral for New Day. Check below for the complete preview and match card for WWE Smackdown August 19, 2022 episode.
Reigns & McIntyre Face Off
Roman Reigns has gone absent from WWE after successfully defending the Universal title against Brock Lesnar, as it has been a trend in the past few months. But, he will return this week on SmackDown for a segment with Drew McIntyre to promote their match at Clash at the Castle. Drew has been frustrated by Roman’s cousins The Usos as they have continued to interfere in his matter in the last few weeks. Will they be on Drew’s target? Or will The Bloodline stand tall over McIntyre on the blue brand? Will Sami Zayn continue to get himself involved in The Bloodline’s matters?
The Viking Funeral for New Day
The Viking Raiders have taken down New Day pair of Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods week after week ever since they have returned to SmackDown in a new avatar. They first attacked them brutally. Then, they injured Woods. Kofi defeated Erik in a singles match, but he also got attacked mercilessly by the Vikings later on. The Viking Raiders will now host a Viking Funeral for them. Does Kofi Kingston have anything up his sleeves for the Vikings?
Women’s Tag Team Tournament
The last match from the first round of WWE Women’s Tag Team Tournament will take place on SmackDown this week. NXT’s Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark will come to SmackDown to challenge the tag team of Natalya and Sonya Devile. Will they triumph on their SmackDown debut? Or will Natalya and Sonya’s experience prove too much for them?
Liv Morgan vs Shotzi
Liv Morgan has seemingly agreed to face Shotzi at SmackDown this week in a singles match. Morgan tweeted about not being 100% but still claimed to beat Shayna Baszler at Clash at the Castle event. This started a Twitter war between them with Shotzi claiming that the SmackDown Women’s Champion is faking an injury. Morgan ultimately challenged Shotzi for a match prove that she can still beat her despite her injury.