– WWE.com released an article earlier this week to hype the upcoming SmackDown Live TV event on June 13th in New Orleans. Three matches for the event have been announced. Jinder Mahal will defend the WWE Championship against Randy Orton, Kevin Owens will defend the United States Championship against AJ Styles, and Dolph Ziggler will wrestle Shinsuke Nakamura in a singles match.
The reason that WWE is stacking this show is due to it being the last event before WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. As noted, WWE has also announced that Mahal will defend the WWE Championship against Orton at the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. Mahal posted the following to hype his rematch with Orton:
— The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) May 25, 2017
– As a reminder, WWE will be taping episodes of NXT tonight in Winter Park, FL at the Full Sail University. As always, we will be providing live spoilers later tonight.