WWE.com has announced WWE Champion AJ Styles will face Shinsuke Nakamura on tomorrow night’s edition of Smackdown Live from Manchester, New Hampshire.
This will be Nakamura’s first match back in the ring for WWE after he suffered a dog bite to his leg backstage at a WWE live event in Bakersfield a few weeks ago.
The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online reports that Nakamura was scheduled to be evaluated today by WWE staff. So it would appear he was given the green light to return to the ring after missing the last two weeks, including a tour of Japan and Taiwan.
Styles and Nakamura had been feuding since WrestleMania 34 and appeared to wrap things up at the Money in the Bank PPV last month. Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Rusev at Extreme Rules this Sunday, while Nakamura will challenge Jeff Hardy for the WWE United States Championship. Also announced for tomorrow night’s Smackdown Live from Manchester is Asuka vs. James Ellsworth in a Lumberjack match.
Ronda Rousey comments on her MSG debut
Ronda Rousey issued the following statement after making her WWE debut at Madison Square Garden over the weekend at a WWE live event.
“There are no words…. thank you New York and MSG for a night I’ll never forget. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry like a baby at the end of last night… happy tears, but what a whirlwind past few days have been…. I’m humbled, grateful, and far from finished.”