With the WWE beginning an overseas tour in Australia and New Zealand next week, a few of SmackDown Live’s top stars will be absent from next week’s episode on August 9. John Cena, A.J. Styles, The Usos, Apollo Crews, and Erick Rowan are all expected to be on tour, and miss Tuesday’s show.
With several of those wrestlers currently involved in premier storylines on SmackDown Live — including Apollo Crews nabbing the #1 contendership for The Miz’s Intercontinental Title this past Tuesday — WWE will look to push WWE Champion Dean Ambrose and his budding feud with #1 contender Dolph Ziggler, as well as Bray Wyatt.
As for Cena and Styles, they had a long promo segment during this week’s show where they set up a match at SummerSlam.
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