WWE announced on Tuesday afternoon that tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live would open with AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against James Ellsworth. Immediately following that match, The Miz will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews.
This is good news for Styles as he has been out of action since the TLC PPV event earlier this month with an ankle injury.
— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2016
WWE is in Detroit, MI at the Joe Louis Arena for tonight’s episode of SmackDown.