News and Notes for Tonight’s WWE SmackDown Episode

Jul 31, 2020 - by Marc Middleton

Tonight’s taped WWE SmackDown on FOX will feature two title matches.

WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles will defend his title against Gran Metalik, which Nikki Cross receives a rematch from WWE Women’s Tag Team & SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley with the blue brand title on the line. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi has also been announced for tonight, and we will see the return of Otis and Mandy Rose as their love story continues.

WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:

* AJ Styles to take on Gran Metalik in Intercontinental Championship Match

* Bayley and Nikki Cross set for SmackDown Women’s Championship rematch

* Naomi looks to send her own message in match against Lacey Evans

* Otis and Mandy Rose’s love story continues on SmackDown

Remember to join us for live coverage at 8pm ET and stay tuned for updates on tonight’s show from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.

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