A big Triple Brand Battle Royal has been announced for next Friday's SmackDown on FOX episode to determine who will challenge WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Bayley for her SmackDown Women's Title at SummerSlam.
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon appeared via video on tonight's SmackDown to confront Bayley and her partner, RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks. Stephanie talked about Banks defending at SummerSlam, noting that her opponent may be Asuka if Asuka can win the non-title qualifier match over Bayley on Monday's RAW. Stephanie then announced that there will be a Triple Brand Battle Royal next Friday night, featuring some of the enemies that The Golden Role Models have made in recent months on the WWE NXT, RAW and SmackDown brands.
WWE has not announced any of the Superstars who will be in the Triple Brand Battle Royal, or how many entrants there will be. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated.
The 2020 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view is scheduled for August 23, and a location will be announced soon.
Below is the current SummerSlam card, along with several shots from tonight's segment on SmackDown with Stephanie and The Golden Role Models, and WWE's announcement on the Triple Brand Battle Royal:
WWE Title Match
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre (c)
RAW Tag Team Titles Match
Andrade and Angel Garza vs. The Street Profits (c)
WWE United States Title Match
MVP vs. Apollo Crews (c)
RAW Women's Title Match
Asuka vs. WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks (c)
Match will be confirmed if Asuka can defeat Bayley next Monday.
SmackDown Women's Title Match
TBD vs. WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Bayley (c)
Bayley will defend against the winner of next Friday's Triple Brand Battle Royal winner.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
Triple Brand Battle Royal announced to determine Bayley's SummerSlam challenger
Bayley has made a lot of enemies during her run as SmackDown Women's Champion. Now those enemies will have their chance to pay back the outspoken role model next week on SmackDown.
Stephanie McMahon joined SmackDown to announce a Triple Brand Battle Royal to determine Bayley's challenger for the SmackDown Women's Title at SummerSlam. Superstars from Raw, NXT and SmackDown will do battle for a career-changing opportunity at "The Biggest Party of the Summer."
Who will appear in the high-stakes Battle Royal? Will one of Bayley's blue brand rivals step up to the challenge or will a Raw or NXT competitor stake their claim to the title opportunity?
Stay tuned to WWE digital and social platforms as more details on the match are released.