World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will present the weekly television broadcast of SmackDown Live on Oct. 31 from the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk. Superstars scheduled to appear at the event are AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Natalya and more. Additionally, the weekly WWE Network program 205 Live will be broadcast from Norfolk following the conclusion of SmackDown Live. Top stars from WWE’s Cruiserweight division will be on hand for that program.
The Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live brands are gearing up for WWE Survivor Series on Nov. 19. Survivor Series will be broadcast on the WWE Network from Houston, Texas, and is one of the few annual events where Raw and SmackDown Superstars are on the same card and potentially can face off with one other.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has challenged WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a match at Survivor Series, citing he had no worthy opponent on his own brand.
On the SmackDown Live brand, Baron Corbin is the current WWE United States Champion after defeating AJ Styles at Hell in a Cell. Also at Hell in a Cell, The Usos defeated The New Day inside the steel structure to win their fifth WWE Tag Team Championship. Both Corbin and The Usos are scheduled to appear in Norfolk.
Two recent additions to the Cruiserweights on 205 Live: Enzo Amore, after Big Cass’ betrayal and subsequent injury, made the jump to the division since he felt it needed some relevancy. Joining Enzo is newcomer Kalisto, making the jump from SmackDown Live, who has traded the Cruiserweight Championship with Enzo since.
Tickets for WWE SmackDown Live at the Norfolk Scope Arena can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, and the Norfolk Scope Arena box office. Tickets are available as low as $15, and free tickets are available to U.S. Military personnel. To claim your free ticket while supplies last, just bring your Military ID to the Norfolk Scope Arena box office one hour prior to the 7:45 p.m. bell time on the day of the event.
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