Tonight, on the With Spandex WWE Smackdown Live open discussion thread for October 18, 2016:
SmackDown LIVE once again sets itself apart from Monday Night Raw, as James Allsworth gets an opportunity against AJ Styles for WWE’s most illustrious prize. — via WWE.com
Our five-point preview:
1. Tonight (the greatest night in the history of our sport), any man with two hands will finally get his fighting chance, as local hero James Ellsworth gets a WWE Championship match against AJ Styles. Can our precious baby bird shock the world? Well … no, but it will still be fun.
2. Becky Lynch is still on the shelf, but the No. 1 contendership situation is heating up. Naomi will get another chance to pin the woman who might have pinned the champion, as she will tussle with Alexa Bliss once again. Can Naomi steal the contendership right away from the tiny Harley Quinn imposter?
3. Rhyno and Heath Slater remain the tag champs and the Usos are treading water. The Ascension and the Hype Bros seem to be starting a slow-simmering feud, and Breezango remains lost at sea. Who will be the next challengers to the tag titles if the Usos and American Alpha are busy with each other?
4. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton will probably lure each other into a series of haunted mazes, each more filled with scares and frights than the last. Orton won’t be pleased with what he finds at the end: a dunking booth! Oh no! Now the Viper is all wet!
5. The beef between Baron Corbin and Jack Swagger still isn’t settled. Prepare for backwards baseball caps and wallet chains. There will be no survivors.
Be sure to check back for the Best and Worst of Smackdown Live column tomorrow. Until then have a party in the comments, and enjoy the show!