WWE SmackDown Preview (1/30/18): The Down & Dirty On Tonight’s Show

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It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for our WWE SmackDown preview. Tonight will bring us all the fallout for the blue brand from Sunday’s Royal Rumble. The Road To WrestleMania begins for SmackDown Live, so with that said, let’s get to the down and dirty on tonight’s show.

1. The Dream Comes True

Finally. Shinsuke Nakamura won Sunday’s Royal Rumble, and he’s headed to WrestleMania to face AJ Styles for the WWE World Title. Those of us who are NJPW fans remember the match they had at WrestleKingdom 10 and can’t wait to see these two face off once more. The build to the match begins tonight, and please, WWE, please don’t screw it up. These two are game changers and two of the best in the world. Let them off the leash and shoot them to the moon.

2. Fatal Four Way

Bobby Roode retained his US Title at The Royal Rumble, and now it’s time to see who his next challenger will be. Tonight, there will be a Fatal Four Way match to determine the #1 Contender to the title. Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Rusev, and Jinder Mahal will fight it out to see who will be the next to face Roode…and Jinder better not win, especially on Rusev Day.

3.  SmackDown Tag Team Titles

The Usos have gone through basically the entire tag team roster on SmackDown Live, so what’s next for The Usos and the tag titles? Gable and Benjamin lost decisively at The Royal Rumble. The New Day have run their course. Maybe it’s time for Breezango to finally get their chance…or The Bludgeon Brothers. Either would be a fresh, new feud for the blue brand and The Usos.

4. Rousey On SmackDown Live?

Yeah, yeah. We all saw Ronda Rousey arrive in WWE at the end of The Royal Rumble, but where is she going to end up? There was no sign of her on RAW last night, so will she show up on SmackDown Live tonight? And, if so, will she leap-frog over every other woman on the blue brand’s roster to get a shot at Charlotte’s title?

5. The Road To WrestleMania

The blue brand has to start to build their feuds for WrestleMania, and that should start tonight. It will be interesting to see who gets actual matches beginning to be built for the biggest show of the year and who will be pushed to the back burner and relegated to the Andre The Giant Battle Royal…

SmackDown Live airs at 8:00 pm EST on USA tonight, and as always, we will have a full report from the show as soon as it’s in the books.