Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE comes to us live from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.
This is the go-home episode of SmackDown leading into Sunday’s Elimination Chamber PPV. With news earlier in the week of Mustafa Ali’s injury and removal from the Chamber Match on Sunday, how will WWE handle that? Who will replace him? Will they even address his injury?
Here is what you can expect to see on tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE as highlighted by the following focal points featured on WWE.com:
SmackDown LIVE preview, Feb. 12, 2019: Gauntlet Match has huge Elimination Chamber implications
With WWE Elimination Chamber just five nights away, the stakes are extremely high for the competitors in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match. WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Mustafa Ali, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton and Samoa Joe will all take part in a Gauntlet Match to determine who enters the career-altering structure last. Who will earn this important advantage? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!
High-stakes Gauntlet Match to take place to decide who enters last in WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match
A Gauntlet Match will take place tonight on SmackDown LIVE between the six combatants who will battle in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match at the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Mustafa Ali, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton and Samoa Joe will all run the gauntlet and the last Superstar standing will earn the right to enter the Elimination Chamber last on Feb. 17.
Who will gain the massive advantage, and momentum, that will come along with the Gauntlet Match victory?
The Usos to join Shane McMahon & The Miz on “McMiz TV”
SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon & The Miz have continued to lay claim to being The Best Tag Team in the World. Tonight on SmackDown LIVE, they’ll come face to face with another duo who thinks that title applies to them: The Usos.
The Co-Besties will be co-hosts during the first edition of “McMiz TV,” where they’ll welcome their WWE Elimination Chamber challengers. Will we get a civil conversation between the two teams, or will tempers flare as their SmackDown Tag Team Title match draws near?
Will Andrade start to end the legend of Rey Mysterio?
Last week, Andrade & Zelina Vega boldly proclaimed that the beginning of his legend begins with the end of Mysterio’s. How exactly the pair plans to go about that is yet to be seen. Will they begin their attempts to take out the masked marvel? Will Mysterio have anything to say about it?
What does Charlotte Flair’s WrestleMania shocker mean for Team Blue?
Shockwaves were sent through the WWE Universe on Monday Night Raw when Mr. McMahon removed Becky Lynch from the Raw Women’s Championship Match against Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania – a face-off she earned the right to by winning the Women’s Royal Rumble Match. Mr. McMahon then suspended Lynch for 60 days, ensuring The Man would miss The Show of Shows.
Adding insult to injury, the WWE Chairman gave Lynch’s spot on The Grandest Stage of Them All to her former best friend-turned-bitter rival, Charlotte Flair. What does The Queen’s ascension to WrestleMania mean for the rest of Team Blue?
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