5/22 Friday Night SmackDown Preview: Bayley vs. Charlotte, Styles vs. Nakamura

Friday Night Smackdown Results

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Here are WWE.com’s official Quick Hits preview points for tonight’s SmackDown:

  • Charlotte Flair and Bayley to meet in Champion vs. Champion Match
  • Jeff Hardy looks to accelerate comeback against Sheamus in Intercontinental Championship Tournament
  • AJ Styles rolls into SmackDown to face Shinsuke Nakamura in Intercontinental Championship Tournament
  • Otis & Mandy Rose bring personal battle with Sonya Deville & Dolph Ziggler to the ring

You can find WWE’s full preview HERE. We have included some excerpts below:

Charlotte Flair and Bayley to meet in Champion vs. Champion Match

The Queen certainly knows how make a grand entrance, and she knows how to stir the pot even better.

Charlotte Flair returned to SmackDown last week with a message for Bayley and, perhaps more importantly, Bayley’s good friend Sasha Banks. Before the NXT Women’s Champion was done, she left The Boss contemplating her future and set a Champion vs. Champion Match against the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Will The Queen seize the opportunity to assert her dominance? Or can Bayley & Sasha affirm their role model status?

AJ Styles rolls into SmackDown to face Shinsuke Nakamura in Intercontinental Championship Tournament

The announcement of AJ Styles in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament shook up the bracket, and Shinsuke Nakamura will have to deal with the fallout.

The Phenomenal One will face the former Intercontinental Champion in the First Round of the Intercontinental Championship Tournament. The title is currently being held in abeyance due to Sami Zayn being unable to compete. Now the in-ring poet Nakamura will look to defend his friend’s honor and bring the championship into The Artist Collective.

The winner of the first-round showdown will face Elias in the semifinals.

Will Styles become a regular fixture on the blue brand, or can Nakamura discourage The Phenomenal One’s journey onto SmackDown?

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