SmackDown Live: Two Matches Announced Featuring NXT Talent, Daniel Bryan/Kofi Kingston Contract Signing

WWE has announced a number of SmackDown Live events for this upcoming Tuesday’s show. NXT‘s Johnny Gargano (accompanied by Tommaso Ciampa) will face off against The Bar‘s Cesaro (accompanied by Sheamus).

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Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa made a major statement when they defeated The Bar last week in their debut on SmackDown LIVE. The pair will now get a chance to double down on their emphatic victory when Gargano squares off against Cesaro on the blue brand this week. The Swiss Cyborg will surely look to quell Johnny Wrestling’s upward climb, but with Sheamus and Ciampa in their partners’ respective corners it’s safe to assume that the playing field will be level.

Can Gargano pull off another monumental victory? Find out on SmackDown LIVE this Tuesday night at 8/7 C on USA.

Also teaming up next Tuesday will be NXT Superstars Aleister Black and Ricochet. The duo will face off against former United States Champions Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev. The following preview comes direct from

Both Aleister Black and Ricochet have impressed mightily so far in singles competition on Raw and SmackDown LIVE over the past two weeks, but the WWE Universe will now find out how they fare as a team when they unite to take on Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev this Tuesday night.

Ricochet & Aleister Black have teamed up on a few occasions, most recently during NXT’s Halftime Heat, while Nakamura & Rusev came together several weeks ago out of mutual disdain for new United States Champion R-Truth. Will The King of Strong Style and The Bulgarian Brute prove to be the first real roadblock for The One and Only and The Dutch Destroyer?

WWE also announced a contract signing between WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and his Fastlane challenger Kofi Kingston.

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Kofi Kingston will get another opportunity to dethrone “The New” Daniel Bryan as WWE Champion at WWE Fastlane and this Tuesday night, the two Superstars will make the match official when they sign the contract for the major title bout.

Kingston has pinned Bryan on the last two editions of SmackDown LIVE, while, in turn, Bryan pinned Kingston inside the Elimination Chamber to retain his eco-friendly WWE Championship. The Dreadlocked Dynamo’s momentum has been surging for the past several weeks and it is clear that Bryan is aware of it. What will happen when the two sign on the dotted line this Tuesday night on SmackDown LIVE?

SmackDown Live airs this upcoming Tuesday evening at 8PM EST on USA.

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