8/16 Smackdown Live Preview – Cena vs. Del Rio, WWE Title opponents on Miz TV, final SSlam hype in ATX

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Smackdown Live Preview 8/16

WWE wraps up this week’s road schedule and the Summerslam hype Tuesday night in Austin, Texas.

John Cena is scheduled to face Alberto Del Rio in singles action. WWE is continuing to get as much out of Del Rio, who lost to Randy Orton on last week’s Smackdown.

Also announced is a Miz TV segment with WWE World Hvt. champion Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler leading into their WWE Title match at Summerslam.

Other Smackdown stars advertised are A.J. Styles ahead of facing Cena at Summerslam, Orton before facing Brock Lesnar, and Bray Wyatt.

Also advertised for the Smackdown taping are Raw stars Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

At the Erwin Center in Austin, all of the floor seats have been sold. Individual tickets are available at the fourth price level in the middle of the arena moving upward to the mezzanine seats.

Advertised Smackdown Line-up

  • John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
  • Miz TV – WWE World champion Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler talking to IC champion The Miz (w/Maryse)

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