WWE SmackDown Preview Tonight, July 17: AJ Styles Defends IC Title, Mystery Guest on “A Moment of Bliss”

WWE Intercontinental Championship | AJ Styles (c) vs. Matt Riddle

Fresh off a successful title defense against Drew Gulak, AJ Styles will be putting the Intercontinental Championship on the line against Matt Riddle.

The Original Bro scored an emphatic victory over The Phenomenal One in his SmackDown in-ring debut, but the win could be attributed to the fact that the reigning champion was distracted by Daniel Bryan, who was watching from ringside among a bunch of other Superstars.

Styles was quick to note that while Riddle had managed to get away with that on-title victory, things would be very different for The Bro with no distractions at play this week.

Bray Wyatt returns with The Firefly Fun House

Bray Wyatt’s Universal Title feud with Braun Strowman has brought both former stablemates back to the Swamp. A loss at Money In The Bank was only the beginning of Bray’s redemption, and now the twisted Superstar returns with an all-new episode of “Firefly Fun House” ahead of his Wyatt Swamp Fight against Strowman at The Horror Show At Extreme Rules.

Wyatt’s recent attempts at bringing Strowman back to his Black Sheep beginnings is what has led both men back to the Swamp, and this time, the fearless Monster could be in for the biggest nightmare of his life.

Alexa Bliss invites mystery guest to “A Moment of Bliss”

Tonight on the Extreme Rules go-home edition of SmackDown, Alexa Bliss will play host to a mystery guest on “A Moment of Bliss”. The identity of the mysterious individual is expected to shock everyone on the blue brand.

What has Little Miss Bliss planned for the WWE Universe as she rolls out the red carpet for the marquee guest?