WWE SMACKDOWN/USA NETWORK: March 13 preview (WWE.com)

Posted on 3/13/118 by Bob Magee

SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon shocked the WWE
Universe at WWE Fastlane on Sunday when he prevented Kevin
Owens and Sami Zayn from capturing the WWE Championship.
Though these actions came after Owens inadvertently
superkicked the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, McMahon doubled
down on his actions during Talking Smack, showing no remorse
for costing two of Team Blues Superstars the chance to win
its top title.

It seems as though there will be no slowing down for
SmackDown LIVE's Commissioner. McMahon will be making a
WrestleMania announcement on SmackDown LIVE tonight. Will it
have anything to do with the "Yep!" Movement, or has Shane-
O-Mac come up with a complete surprise for the WWE Universe?

After defeating Ruby Riott to retain her SmackDown Womens
Championship on Sunday, Charlotte Flair got a major
surprise, as Raw Superstar Asuka arrived to declare that
shed use the WrestleMania championship opportunity she won
in the first-ever Womens Royal Rumble Match to challenge
The Queen.

With Flair putting her title up against Asukas undefeated
streak in New Orleans, how will she begin to prepare for the
biggest match of her career?

Plus, The Empress of Tomorrow will be making her first-ever
appearance on SmackDown LIVE tonight. What does Asuka have

With his WWE Championship successfully defended in a
grueling Six-Pack Challenge at WWE Fastlane, AJ Styles
confirmed that he will take on The Artist Known as Shinsuke
Nakamura on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania.

The Phenomenal One minced no words in stating his plans for
WWEs Rockstar in New Orleans. How will Nakamura respond as
the Road to WrestleMania heats up?

Randy Orton added another accolade to his incredible resume
at WWE Fastlane when he defeated Bobby Roode to capture the
United States Championship for the first time in his career
and become a Grand Slam Champion in the process.

There was little time to celebrate, as Jinder Mahal arrived
to confront The Viper. Mahal, who has declared himself the
uncrowned U.S. Champion, attacked Orton until Roode
floored The Modern Day Maharaja with a Glorious DDT. The
former champion then planted the new titleholder into the
mat with another Glorious DDT. How quickly can The Apex
Predator adapt to the huge target thats now on his back as
WrestleMania draws closer?

The New Day and The Usos have been laser-focused on each
other in recent weeks when, perhaps, they should have been
worrying about the monsters lurking around the corner. After
months of causing wanton destruction on SmackDown LIVE, The
Bludgeon Brothers sent a devastating message to Team Blues
two top tandems.

Harper & Rowan demolished all five Superstars in unsettling
fashion, leaving Xavier Woods with multiple thoracic
contusions following a Double Powerbomb on the steel
ringside steps. It was a clear warning that The Bludgeon
Brothers are coming for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. The
question is: Can anyone or anything stop Harper & Rowan?
Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network.

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