SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Aug. 20, 2015

An early SummerSlam screening

Randy Orton & Cesaro vs. Sheamus & Kevin Owens: Raw, Aug. 17, 2015

The Viper and The King of Swing square off against Mr. Money in the Bank and the former NXT Champion.

Before The Biggest Party of the Summer starts this Sunday live on the award-winning WWE Network, witness the biggest fight on Thursday night when Randy Orton, Cesaro, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose clash with Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Sheamus & Kevin Owens in a colossal 8-Man Tag Team Match.

SummerSlam: Orton vs. Sheamus | Reigns & Ambrose vs. Wyatt & Harper |  Cesaro vs. Owens

With three different SummerSlam showdowns represented in this huge main event contest, what kind of bedlam will we witness? Plus, which Superstars will head to this Sunday’s four-hour extravaganza with much-needed momentum? Find out tonight on SmackDown at 8/7 C on Syfy.

The Big Guy’s gigantic SummerSlam obstacle

Ryback vs. The Miz: Raw, Aug. 17, 2015

In his first match since sustaining a career-threatening staph infection, Ryback goes one-on-one with so-called "A-lister" The Miz on Raw.

Monday night on Raw, Ryback made quick work of his SummerSlam opponent, The Miz, before daring his other SummerSlam challenger, Big Show, to step in the ring with him. The World’s Largest Athlete declined, but luckily for the WWE Universe, we will be able to watch these two heavyweights go head-to-head tonight on SmackDown!

With this Sunday’s Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match just three days away, will there be anything left of these two behemoths after they square off on Thursday’s hottest show? And will The Awesome One look to get the last laugh before The Biggest Party of the Summer? 

The Showoff returns to SmackDown

Dolph Ziggler returns to Raw: Aug. 17, 2015

After defeating Mark Henry, Rusev joined Summer Rae in menacing Lana, which prompted the return of The Showoff.

We should have known Dolph Ziggler would make sure he returned from his injury at the hands of Rusev in time for The Biggest Party of the Summer. On Raw, The Showoff stormed the ring to save his girlfriend Lana from a menacing Rusev, super kicking The Super Athlete out of the ring. As a result, Ziggler will get a chance to steal the show at Summerslam when he battles The Bulgarian Brute, live this Sunday on the award-winning WWE Network.

Photos: International Superstar flags |  SummerSlam: Ziggler vs. Rusev

Before this very personal rivalry boils over at SummerSlam, WWE’s show-stealing Superstar will make his return to Thursday’s hottest show to address the WWE Universe. What will Ziggler have to say about his match this Sunday with his girlfriend’s former flame? Plus, will Rusev and his new companion Summer Rae try to inflict revenge tonight on SmackDown? 

The Divas Revolution rolls into SmackDown

Nikki Bella vs. Sasha Banks: Raw, Aug. 17, 2015

The Divas Champion squares off against the NXT Women's Champion in a heated Raw confrontation.

The Divas Revolution will take center stage this Sunday at The Biggest Party of the Summer, live on the award-winning WWE Network. But before SummerSlam’s Three-Team Elimination Match, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Brie Bella will compete in a Triple Threat Match on SmackDown!

SummerSlam: Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team PCB

Which Diva will give her team a step up three days before their revolutionary run in at SummerSlam? Don’t miss Thursday’s hottest show to watch a red-hot Divas Triple Threat Match.

What mayhem will transpire prior to SummerSlam?


It's the hottest event of the summer. And when John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, and your favorite WWE Superstars get together, it's no vacation - it's WWE SummerSlam, Sunday, August 23 at 7e/4p, Live on WWE Network.

The biggest SummerSlam in WWE history is just three days away and that means Superstars and Divas will have one more chance to make a statement before their matches at The Biggest Party of the Summer. With several contests set for Thursday’s hottest show and a number of SummerSlam competitors in action, it’s anybody’s guess what chaos will go down.

Full SummerSlam coverage |  Never before seen SummerSlam photos

Who will come out on top on the last stop before this Sunday’s SummerSlam? What explosive encounters will we see unfold?  Watch SmackDown tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy to find out! And don’t miss SummerSlam this Sunday, live on the award-winning WWE Network!

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