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WWE SmackDown Live preview (Aug. 22, 2017): Bye-bye, Brooklyn

Night four of four for WWE in Brooklyn!

The Headliners

Getting top billing on’s preview for Aug. 22 is Shinsuke Nakamura, and a quest for justice after the Singh Brothers got involved in his SummerSlam match. Battling Sunil and Samir when he should have been focused on WWE champion Jinder Mahal created an opening for the Modern Day Maharajah to hit his Khallas finisher, and cost the King of Strong Style his first title on the main roster.

Seems like grounds for a rematch, although if Randy Orton and a bamboo prison couldn’t overcome the mighty Singhs, I’m not sure what luck Nak will have.

Meanwhile, the video preview from last night’s Raw broadcast was all about another title match from Sunday’s pay-per-view (PPV)...

Shane McMahon finally counting 1 - 2 - 3 to signal United States titleholder AJ Styles’ win over Kevin Owens probably ends the long KO/AJ feud. But since Owens already had issues with the commissioner heading into SummerSlam, with Shane waved off a pin by the Canadian Superstar during this match, we may have a new rivalry on our hands.

Rumors have said a Shane O’Mac vs. Big Kev program’s been in the works for a while. Given how enraged Owens was after his loss this weekend, it just might officially start tonight.

The Title Scene

In the other two prize fights from Team Blue’s recent visit to Barclays, the belts changed hands. Naomi’s glow didn’t give her the ability to survive a Sharpshooter, and the Hart Dynasty added another trophy to their case with Natalya’s Women’s championship victory. The new Queen has lots of challenges, though. Not only does Naomi have a rematch coming, but Carmella has a Money in the Bank briefcase, and Lana is looking to get Tamina to the top of the division. And that doesn’t even count former champ Becky Lynch...

It wasn’t all bad news for Naomi, since husband Jimmy and brother-in-law Jey are Tag champs again. The Usos and New Day stole the pre-show, and will hopefully keep this feud going, since it’s been hands down one of the two best things on Tuesday nights for months.

Other stuff to keep an eye on:

- The Viper struck, and Rusev lost to the old RKO out of nowhere. We’ll be watching to see what these men do next, because it doesn’t seem likely they’ll continue to beef with one another. But who knows?

- Speaking of “who knows?”, there’s Baron Corbin. The Lone Wolf is coming off two big losses, including one he spent his own Monay in the Bank case on... yeesh.

- But hey, Corbin got on SummerSlam, which is more than Mike Kanellis, Sami Zayn, Tye Dillinger, Aiden English, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and a bunch of other blue brand players can say.

- Breezango left Fashion Peaks to pursue a threat to the tag division, and won’t be back until next week. Or 25 years from now. One or the other.

- Maybe we’ll get some debuts tonight... rumors seem to think so.

It’s the SummerSlam fallout show!

What will you be looking for on SmackDown Live tonight?

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