- As noted, tonight's WWE SmackDown will feature a segment with Jeff Hardy celebrating his 20th anniversary with the company. The Hardy Boys made their official debut back in 1998. Above is new video of Mike Rome talking to Hardy while backstage at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota today.
"I'm nervous, you know. It's very surreal. It's been 20 years, half of my life I've been a part of the WWE and this wild universe. So, it's crazy that we're celebrating my story tonight," Hardy said.
Rome asked Hardy about possible surprises and what we can expect tonight. Hardy said, "One thing I've always been known for is unpredictability. So, I'm guaranteeing you it's going to be the most unpredictable celebration in SmackDown history. So, we'll see what happens."
Hardy also commented on possibly working for the company for another 20 years when Rome asked what's next from him. Hardy said, "Oh gosh, I'm just going to try to continue to do what I do every night and entertain the Jeff Hardy fans, paint my face to my best abilities. Who knows what the next 20 years will bring?"
- WWE has updated their preview for tonight's non-title match between The Usos and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar to include the Open Challenge that was issued earlier today by Sheamus and Cesaro. As noted, WWE announced the match earlier today but The Bar would then issue the Open Challenge via Twitter. The Usos accepted the challenge this evening.
The Usos try to knock off The Bar
The Usos continued their hot streak by notching a victory over The New Day to earn the captaincy of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series, then leading Team Blue to victory in the 10-on-10 Tag Team Elimination Match against Team Raw by emerging as the bout's sole survivors.
Now, Jimmy & Jey Uso will turn their attention toward Team Blue's top tandem: SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar. Sheamus & Cesaro issued a challenge to any team (except The New Day), which The Usos were more than happy to accept.
Can The Usos thrust themselves back into the title picture, or will Sheamus & Cesaro prove why they set the bar for tag teams?