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WWE SmackDown Preview 22 May 2020: Who comes out on top when two champions collide?

Bayley and Sasha Banks came out to challenge Charlotte
Bayley and Sasha Banks came out to challenge Charlotte (WWE)

WWE SmackDown Preview: SmackDown features one huge match on this week’s show.

NXT Champion Charlotte is up against SmackDown Champion Bayley. The pair have been at each other’s throats for a while, and this should make for an interesting battle.

Bayley and Sasha Banks came out to challenge Charlotte
Bayley and Sasha Banks came out to challenge Charlotte (WWE)

Charlotte has been appearing on Raw and SmackDown recently, and Sasha Banks might have a role to play on all this.

WWE SmackDown has some other big matches set up too, and here is this week’s preview.

Intercontinental title matches

The Intercontinental championship tournament will also be in full swing on this week’s SmackDown.

Jeff Hardy faces Sheamus in one of the matches on the show. The Charismatic Enigma’s return hasn’t been accepted well by Sheamus, and the winner of this clash goes on to face Daniel Bryan.

Hardy looked good in the win over Cesaro at Money in the Bank. However, The Celtic Warrior will be a different beast for Hardy.

Jeff Hardy picked up the win over Cesaro
Jeff Hardy opened the Money in the Bank show against Cesaro (WWE)

The other match confirmed for SmackDown sees AJ Styles try his luck out against Shinsuke Nakamura.

Styles was unlucky to drop the Money in the Bank briefcase into the hands of Otis at the PPV. However, The Phenomenal One has a chance of picking up gold via this tournament.

Nakamura, for his part, is a former IC champion and this first round clash should be interesting. Sami Zayn was stripped of the title recently, and the Japanese star could be looking at some retribution for his friend and former champion against Styles.

Mixed tag match

The rivalry between Otis, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler will reach another level on this week’s show.

A mixed tag match sees Otis and his girlfriend, Rose, take on Ziggler and Deville. Deville and Rose have traded barbs on social media since their friendship ended.

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have ended their friendship (WWE)

Ziggler, for his part, was beaten by Otis to reach the Money in the Bank PPV. Otis made that chance count as he won the briefcase, and it will be interesting to see how this match goes.

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