The King of Strong Style and The Viper combine forces to combat the newly reunited Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in SmackDown LIVE's thrilling main event.10/17/2017 - 23:15
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal calls out Universal Champion Brock Lesnar of Raw for a Champion vs. Champion showdown at WWE Survivor Series, only for AJ Styles to interrupt.10/17/2017 - 23:15
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The New Day find themselves face-to-face with Rusev and Aiden English.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Dasha Fuentes catches up with Sin Cara following his count-out victory over United States Champion Baron Corbin, and gets his thoughts on WWE's upcoming tour of Latin America.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Will Tyler Breeze & Fandango befriend The Ascension as they continue to search for clues?10/17/2017 - 22:30
See what happened when WWE Champion Jinder Mahal returned home to India.10/17/2017 - 22:00
Where Luke Harper & Erick Rowan go, destruction follows.10/17/2017 - 22:00
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos come face-to-face with their next challengers, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.10/17/2017 - 21:45
The Lone Wolf mocks the WWE Universe, which ends up costing him against Sin Cara.10/17/2017 - 21:30
Sami Zayn and KO belittle SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan, only to find themselves placed in a monumental tag team match.10/17/2017 - 21:30
The SmackDown LIVE women's division squares off in a Six-Woman Tag Team showdown.10/17/2017 - 21:15
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Princes or paupers?
Tonight on SmackDown, the members of King Booker’s “court” will be in tag team action when Finlay & William Regal take on Matt Hardy & Gunner Scott. In recent weeks, Finlay & Regal have helped the new King in his dealing with Bobby Lashley; however, this will be the first time they’ve teamed on SmackDown. It will also be the first time Hardy and Scott have come together, but Hardy is already quite impressed by his partner.
“I really think he has a lot of potential and I think he will fit in well here on SmackDown,” Hardy told WWE.com. “He’s really solid at technical wrestling. I think that one he finds his niche here on SmackDown and is able to highlight his technical wrestling skills he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.”
Even with that optimism, Hardy knows that they’re in for a tough battle against their European opponents. “These guys have wrestled everywhere, and when it comes to both technical wrestling and toughness these guys have it all,” Hardy remarked. “They’re the total package; I’ve been in the ring with Finlay and there’s none better. So I think our game plan is going to be to go out there and try to be as much of a cohesive unit as we can, isolate (one of them) and not let them get those quick tags in and out.”
On the other side, Finlay agrees with Hardy about the nature of the match. “Of course it’s going to be a tough battle,” he said, “but I’m in control as always. It’s going to be a near drowning experience and I predict they’re both going to drown.”
Unlike Hardy, however, Finlay and his partner may not be on the same page. “I don’t like Regal either by the way, but that’s what’s going to happen,” he told WWE.com.
Finlay himself has been on a major roll he’s been on as of late, having pinned World Champion Rey Mysterio last week. Because of this roll, Finlay is confident that despite his issues with Regal they will come out on top.
“I’m sick of listening to people saying how good they are, how many Championships they’ve won and how many people they’ve beaten,” the Irishman sneered. “It’s all wish-wash and make-believe. I’m the real deal; I’ve lasted, beaten everyone and done everything. It’s simple…I’m the best.”
One thing’s for sure: one of these two teams will get their first victory as a combination tonight. But will we see the little bastard under the ring who has helped Finlay in recent weeks? Maybe…but Finlay won’t admit to it. “What little friend under the ring?” he shouted. “You’ve been smoking dope again, haven’t you? You’re hallucinating.”