The road to the Royal Rumble continues tonight on SmackDown Live!

Read WWE.com‘s preview to tonight’s show below:

“With the 2018 Royal Rumble event rapidly approaching, Superstars are eager to throw their names in the ring for WWE’s annual extravaganza. So far, Raw’s John Cena and Elias have declared for the men’s melee, while Naomi from Team Blue has entered the historic Women’s Royal Rumble Match and vowed to walk out of Philadelphia victorious.

Will anyone else on SmackDown LIVE state their intentions to compete for a championship opportunity? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network. The first hour of SmackDown LIVE will be presented commercial-free!”

Discuss the show in the comments!

  • ???

    Wow, the discussion post is finally on the headline? Are DD writers feeling okay? Haha xD

    Anyways, even though Smackdown became disappointment ever since MITB but I still have hope that something good will happen tonight. We still didn’t see Natalya after her COC promo? Also, hope they’ll talk more about the women’s RR like how many will be in it and etc..

    • Neutral

      I was thinking the same. Maybe they noticed a lot of people were missing the discussion posts.

      • ???

        Hope they keep it up!

    • Brittany Smith

      Gurl I can’t they took it off?????

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  • It

    Hey, predictions?

    • Neutral

      Hopefully NOT a tag match!!

      • ???

        Me too, I’m sick of these we have to deal with the same type of matches every week on both Raw and Smackdown.

    • ???

      I don’t think it’ll will happen something that good, yes I have hope but I don’t know.

      My predictions are :

      -Charlotte vs Ruby Riott w/Sarah and Liv Morgan.
      Or
      Charlotte & Naomi vs two of the Riott squad.
      – Backstage segment that drag all the women in the locker room and have cat fight conversation.

    • ???

      Also, maybe Ruby Riott will pin Charlotte and have championship match next week.

      In the backstage segment they’ll definitely talk about the women’s royal rumble and they argue about who should be in and who shouldn’t.

  • Womensor

    My Royal Rumble participants prediction (not in order):

    Raw:
    #1 Alicia Fox
    #2 Asuka
    #3 Bayley
    #4 Dana Brooke
    #5 Sasha Banks
    #6 Mickie James
    #7 Nia Jax
    #8 Paige
    #9 Sonya Deville
    #10 Mandy Rose

    SmackDown:
    #11 Becky Lynch
    #12 Carmella
    #13 Liv Morgan
    #14 Naomi
    #15 Natalya
    #16 Ruby Riott
    #17 Sarah Logan
    #18 Tamina
    #19 Lana

    Free agents:
    #20 Brie Bella
    #21 Nikki Bella

    Legends/former divas:
    #22 Trish Stratus
    #23 Ivory
    #24 Michelle McCool
    #25 Kaitlyn
    #26 Lita
    #27 Kelly Kelly
    #28 Jacqueline
    #29 Molly Holly

    #30 Ronda Rousey?

    I don’t think NXT superstars will be involved. We already have The Riott Squad and Mandy and Sonya from NXT.

    • ???

      Let just hope they’ll make it 30 women royal rumble, because if it’s 20 we will not see that much of legends.

      • Womensor

        I hope they call a lot of legends like in the male match. Michelle, Trish and Kaitlyn already said they want to be in the match. Lita is working for WWE right now. Ivory is rumored to be in the hall of fame this year. Jacqueline was last year (right?). Kelly Kelly was rumored to appear in WM last year among others for the SD title. And Molly Holly appears in the Miss WrestleMania 25 diva battle Royal and she looked like she can wrestle yet so… I want former divas and legends to be face to face with this new generation.

        • ???

          Trust me, I’M DYING to see former women to return! Some of them still look great and aged beautifully like Trish Stratus and Victoria! I want them to have good and memorable moments and to get the recognition they deserve and not like in that horrible match Miss Wrestlemania 25 diva! Some of them looked like a joke like Torrie Wilson and Molly Holly.

          Also, yes Jacqueline was last year!

          This is all who I want in the RR, regardless if they can compete or not.

          Trish Stratus
          Lita
          Beth Phoenix
          Melina
          Victoria
          Jacqueline
          Ivory
          Torrie Wilson
          Sable
          Michelle McCool
          Kelly Kelly
          AJ Lee

          I wouldn’t mind to see any other past women!

          • Womensor

            Yeah I know, that match was terrible. the best part was Michelle/Mickie and Beth/Melina moment.
            That’s a good list. I would love to see Melina, AJ… But you know WWE…

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            Yes Torrie!!!

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Ewww @ Torrie Wilson

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            Girlllllll. DONT DO IT ? this the real Queen

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I know lmao I’m jk! I loved Queen Torrie and Chloe!!! I got invested because of her and Mickie? True baby faces

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita
          • iloveTorrie

            Yes I’d love for Torrie to come back on one condition….. she comes out to “Need a little time “ theme song

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            Exactly!!! Queen anthem!!!!!!!

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            And ignore she does it with Lilian Garcia like at Judgement Day 2003

          • ???

            They were disrespectful to her at that horrible Miss Wrestlemania 25 diva …

            She was supposed to be the first ever divas champion but because of her back problems she couldn’t:( she is so underrated I can’t believe she didn’t win any championship yet divas like Debra and The Kat won the women’s championship:(

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            ITs so unfair!!!

        • Neutral

          When did Kaitlyn say she wanted to be in the match? OMG queen!!

    • conan_kun

      Basically all Raw and Smackdown women except for current champs are in the rumble.

      • Womensor

        I know. I would like to see some of the MYC tournament too, like Toni Storm.

  • Brittany Smith
  • conan_kun

    I can see another Charlotte and Naomi vs Riott Squad until Becky returns to make it 6 women tag, it’s better to have Naomi vs Ruby. Ruby wins then she challenges Charlotte for title next week, not to mention she once pinned Charlotte during 6 women tag. If there’s no spot for women title match at Royal Rumble.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Becky is done with the movie she should be back or at least on her way back soon.

  • #FlairfortheGold

    They need something new…. that’s all I’m asking for

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Smackdown live in my hometown as usual watching it from home! Can’t wait to move and find some friends who’ll go to a show with me.

    • Parasite

      Why you don’t go alone tho?

      • #FlairfortheGold

        LOL that’s like saying, why don’t you plan your own birthday party lmaooo

        • Parasite

          Lol is it?

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Yesss lmao you’d be called a loser?

          • Parasite

            Not really, i don’t think someone would care

          • #FlairfortheGold

            You think they wouldn’t, but they do lol?

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        I honestly find that weird. It’s just certain things in life I feel you do with people and not by yourself.

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Yesssss

        • Parasite

          I guess depends from everyone’s perspective, i much prefer do things alone, but this comes from an autistic weirdo like me so idk ?i wish you luck ??

          • #FlairfortheGold

            You’re cute btw??

          • Parasite

            ??

          • Edwards1992

            I’m the same way.. I love going places by myself…

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            Trust if I had the courage to I would. And thank you.

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Shelton looks like he’s about to cry

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Things we need to see on Smackdown in 2018

    -Lana face turn
    -Bella’s return
    -Riot Squad Disbands
    -Tamina as champ(not a long reign)
    -Naomi 3rd reign
    -Carmella 1st reign
    -Ruby Riot as top heel
    -Becky Lynch 2nd title

    • Parasite

      Agreed, but i would replace Becky with Nattie for the 2nd title

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        If Nattie is face than yes but as a heel no.

        • Brittany Smith

          I’m not even sure about face Nattie tbh with u

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Not @ Ruby and YAAASSSS at SLAYomi, Becky, Bella’s, and TaQUEENa

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        It’s much needed

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Carmella needs to cash in by R.R. or I’m changing my avi

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Lol why not the ultimate slay and cash in at mania?

        • TorrieTrishStacyLita

          Uh uh i can’t wait that long i need the cash in now Friend

      • Brittany Smith

        Stop being petty ya gurl waiting for the right time?????

    • A?.

      You forgot Iconic Duo debuts.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I wouldn’t want those pancakes New Day is throwing. Like first ain’t know butter or syrup on em and where the helm they come from?

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Are Shelton and gable heel? They need to be

    • ssilva872

      They are.

  • Parasite

    Rusev and the other hottie deserves to win

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    These tag matches be lit ?????

  • txistedbliss

    the tag division is super underrated, this is how you put on a multiperson match @smackdown women’s division

  • conan_kun

    Meanwhile at MSG, they can’t even let Sasha, Bayley and Mickie win against Absolution on live event when usually babyfaces win tag matches on live events
    https://twitter.com/NotriousDJeff24/status/945824163905916929

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Yaaaayyy Sonya!!

    • perceval

      And since they’ve decided to have Asuka feud with Alexa, it looks like we’ve got several months of Absolution repeadly beating down the same jobbers to look forward to. Then, Vince will be shocked when the audience stops caring.

  • Parasite

    Yees we got a single match i don’t know who i’m i suppose to stan now ?

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Forget the land of opportunity. SD is the land of snacks. All the cuties are on SD

    • #FlairfortheGold

      I see no lies, with the exception of Bálor, who’s on RAW

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Yessss get to see my Queen Naomi in a singles match! I need to feel that glow!!! ?????

  • conan_kun

    Ruby may win the match, hope she faces Charlotte for title in the next few weeks.

    • Francisco Baguer

      What about Carmella? She should cash in already.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I wish I was Naomi cause I know Christmas was nothing but snacks!! Child I know the Fatu line is something serious. I need a piece!!!

    • Brittany Smith

      Me too

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    I’m just waiting to see the surprise entrants in the women’s rumble. Beth? Trish? Melina? Victoria?

    • Parasite

      Kharma ?

  • txistedbliss

    lmfaoo that thing they did on the apron looks stupid with no one in the ring

  • #FlairfortheGold

    BYYYYEEEE @ WUBY

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Just like last week.. keep Liv and riot, drop Sarah

    • Parasite

      Leave Sarah alone

    • #FlairfortheGold

      I second this??????

    • TheMissingIconicMember

      Sarah should be the strong silent type, her ring skills are great, just don’t let her near that mic

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Sarah just needs a different gimmick

  • txistedbliss

    so we’re still acting like Ruby’s finisher could end a match

    • Shan

      Honestly, if they can do it with ALexa’s women’s special slap #3, they can do it with that kick.

      • #FlairfortheGold

        For the billionth time, it’s a forearm hoe

        • Shan

          She beat Mickie with a slap. And she won something before that with a slap. If it was a forarm that’s the saddest forearm I’ve ever seen.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I want receipts. Look at reviews, they all say she put Mickie away with a forearm. Grab some glasses if you need them

          • Shan

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yAbVCmsbI4 Look from 2:58; once again; if that’s a forearm then that’s a very sad forarm.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            That was a forearm lol Idk where y’all see a slap from??

      • Naomi lover!!!!! ????

        ???? not special slap 3 from the old games!!

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    F*** Ruby Tuesday, I’ve NVR liked a Ruby I like diamonds

  • #FlairfortheGold

    Becky better return!!

  • Randall

    Wow that was a short match!

  • #FlairfortheGold

    BECKY!! WYA?

  • txistedbliss

    at the Rumble I need a Riott Squad & Absolution face off

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Because it RR season and it’s the holidays I’m allowing for WWE to be lazy. It’s a lot going. Once RR is over I would like WWE to return to normal.

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Didn’t nattie just “turn her back” on the fans. Why would they cheer when her music hit

  • ???

    WTF?? I don’t get it. Nattie/Tamina/Carmella/Lana were heels at COC and now they’re faces out of sudden? And why the hell Natalya said she’ll turn her back on the WWE universe and now she is acting as a face??

    • perceval

      Still not faces, just feuding with the Riott Squad.

  • SD is TRASHH. That match wasn’t even one minute long and there was NO follow up to Nattie’s promo. Just tragic.

  • Randall

    The writing both Raw and Smackdown is just all over the place!

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    Bobby gives me “take me to a log cabin, on a business vacation away from ur wife, sugar daddy ” vibes

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Is it weird that I feel the same way about him lmaoo

      • Phenomenally AWESOME

        Like he gives me “diamonds and let’s me drive his range Rover so I don’t tell his wife” type vibes

    • ???

      WHAT?? IS BOBBY GAY?

  • Diva_Fan

    I’m mad as hell Naomi and Ruby really looked like it would have been a solid match !

    • ssilva872

      They better have a rematch with Naomi winning in like 8 minutes.

  • Wicked Bliss

    So Nattie has not yet retired. I felt saad for nothing!

  • #FlairfortheGold
    • C Mack

      I love you??

  • Diva_Fan

    Also why they letting the Heels brawl with the Riott Squad ? SD’s booking is such trash and a mess !

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    At least me and Sarah have something in common.. we both like gay meat

    • ssilva872

      ? at your comment.

  • ???

    BTW Naomi looked weak, Ruby finished her by one sloppy kick to the knee and the other is a regular kick that doesn’t even look impactful for a signature?

  • Kvngbalor

    Didnt Nattie say she was turning her back on all the ladies in the back and wwe universe yet comes to the ring with half the ladies

  • conan_kun
  • A?.

    WWE loves to preach and talk about Women’s Revolution all the time yet they don’t have any problem in booking a 1 minute match, yay!

  • HouseOfMaryse

    If we’re going to keep doing tag matches in 2018 I’m gonna need the Bella’s to be inaugural women tag team champs.

    • Brittany Smith

      Or the Iconic Duo I love both

      • HouseOfMaryse

        They can win it from the bellas when they officially retire

  • KingsPromise

    I think Tamina did her iconic jacket throw but the camera missed it. Sad!

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    Lana was definitely giving Ruby hits! LMAO!