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WWE Announces “Smackville” Live Event on WWE Network on July 27 With Two Title Matches and Elias “Concert”

There will be a WWE Network live event broadcast special on Saturday, July 27 at a Smackdown live event in Nashville. Here’s the official announcement from WWE:

WWE is proud to announce the SMACKVILLE special event, featuring a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship and streaming live from Nashville, Tenn. exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network on Saturday, July 27.

The explosive in-ring action will include a main event Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship in which Kofi Kingston will be challenged by Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe. In addition, newly crowned Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura will go head-to-head with former titleholder Finn Bálor in a rematch from WWE Extreme Rules. The evening will also feature a special musical performance by Elias.

Don’t miss SMACKVILLE, streaming live from Music City, U.S.A., on Saturday, July 27, at 9 ET/6 PT, exclusively on WWE Network.

That means they will air:

  • Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Title
  • Elias doing a musical performance

I assume the Elias musical performance will be interrupted by a babyface wrestler and that could lead to a match as well.

I don’t expect either title to change hands.

They have done similar events in the past like Starrcade specials and The Shield’s Final Chapter special earlier this year.

The event will likely run one or or a little bit more than that.