Next week's WWE SmackDown in Kansas City will feature Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens to crown a new #1 contender to the WWE Title. The winner will go on to face WWE Champion AJ Styles in the main event of the March 11th WWE Fastlane pay-per-view from Columbus, Ohio, which will be the final pay-per-view before WrestleMania 34.
Sami vs. Owens was made after SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan acknowledged the referee made a bad call in AJ's 2-on-1 Handicap Match win over Sami and Owens at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Sunday.
Next Tuesday's SmackDown will also feature WWE United States Champion Bobby Roode defending his title against Rusev. Rusev earned the title shot by winning a Fatal 4 Way over Kofi Kingston, Jinder Mahal and Zack Ryder on tonight's SmackDown.
Below are photos and videos from tonight's show:
Looks like the potential of "Co-@WWE Champions" is out the window as @WWEDanielBryan reveals that @SamiZayn and @FightOwensFight will battle for the opportunity to face #WWEChampion @AJStylesOrg at #WWEFastlane! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/vHivkuDUhh— WWE (@WWE) January 31, 2018
Will it be a Happy #RusevDay for @RusevBUL? Will the #ModernDayMaharaja @JinderMahal get to redeem himself against @REALBobbyRoode?— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 31, 2018
Can @TrueKofi positively power HIS way to victory? Can @ZackRyder find his way back to #USTitle glory?#SDLive pic.twitter.com/vPdy3mWwGS