In addition to Becky Lynch and AJ Styles returning to SmackDown, a segment with Jeff Hardy and a tag team match between The Bar and The Usos have been added to tonight’s episode.
WWE is advertising that Hardy will celebrate his 20th anniversary with the company on tonight’s SmackDown: “Tonight on SmackDown LIVE, The Charismatic Enigma celebrates two decades of awe-inspiring moments, championship victories and countless ups and downs with the WWE Universe. What does the former WWE Champion have planned for this special occasion? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) vs. The Usos in a non-title match has also been made official for tonight’s show.
Lynch, the SmackDown Women’s Champion, will return to WWE television tonight for the first time since the Tuesday before Survivor Series, where it was confirmed that she wouldn’t be able to wrestle Ronda Rousey at the pay-per-view due to injury.
Styles will respond to Daniel Bryan after last week’s promo where Bryan spoke in the third person and called himself “the new Daniel Bryan.” Bryan turned heel on the final SmackDown before Survivor Series and won the WWE Championship from Styles. Styles will get his rematch for the title at WWE TLC on December 16.