- As noted, tonight's WWE SmackDown will feature a Gauntlet Match to determine who will face WWE Champion AJ Styles at Extreme Rules. The match will feature Big E, The Miz, Rusev, Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe. Dasha Fuentes takes a closer look at the match in the new video above. Below is video of The Miz arriving for tonight's show.
"The fact that I haven't had a chance to become the WWE Champion since I've been on SmackDown Live has been confusing to me since I got here because I thought as soon as I got here I should have been elevated right to the WWE Championship," Miz said. "It's taken some time and I'm finally getting what I deserve. Once I win this Gauntlet Match and become the new #1 contender, I will become the WWE Champion and be the face of SmackDown Live, where I belong."
- The dark match before today's WWE NXT UK Championship special tapings at Royal Albert Hall in London saw Ligero defeat Wild Boar.
- Today marks 20 years since Bobby Roode had his first professional wrestling match, as "Total" Lee Awesome vs. Pete Rock. Roode took to Twitter today and wrote the following on the milestone:
June 19 1998 was my very first pro wrestling match. It's been an amazing 20 years in this business. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today! #Glorious pic.twitter.com/3EN0UWogZ4— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) June 19, 2018