A match-by-match look at tonight's show:
The Usos vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango on the Kickoff Show: This is a match-up of two teams who are now exclusive to SmackDown, so this may be the start of a program between them. Or it could just be a random match. The Usos, while talented, have become stale, so it wouldn't surprise me if Breeze and Fandango pulled the upset. That said, I'm still picking The Usos.
Becky Lynch vs. Natalya: When I was on the WWE creative team, I once pitched the idea that Natalya and Eva Marie join forces as heels. Natalya would call herself The Queen of Hearts and basically do a female version of a king gimmick, and Eva Marie would be her loyal subject. The fans already hated Eva Marie, so I figured why not use her heat to help Natalya get over as a heel? Plus, it would get Eva Marie -- a favorite of WWE management -- on the main roster, and she would benefit from working with a solid pro such as Natalya. Natalya was all for the idea, but Vince McMahon decided to pass on it. What am I telling you all of this? Because Eva Marie is now on the SmackDown roster, and I'm delusional enough to think that my pitch could still happen. So I'm predicting that Natalya heels a victory tonight thanks to Eva Marie.
Sasha Banks and a Mystery Partner vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke: The two most obvious choices to be Banks' partner are Bayley and Nikki Bella. If it's not either of them, could it be a Hall of Famer such as Lita or Trish Stratus? What about Nia Jax or Naomi? No matter who it is, look for Banks to pin Charlotte to win the match.
United States Champion Rusev vs. Zack Ryder: This match will likely follow the usual formula for Ryder matches: He'll have a few hopes spots but ultimately do the honors. Rusev wins with The Accolade.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Darren Young: Before Young was drafted to Raw on Tuesday, I thought there was a good chance of Young pulling the upset and winning the title. However, with the United States Title already on Raw, that would leave SmackDown with neither of the secondary titles (assuming Rusev retains against Zack Ryder). I suppose WWE could still switch the titles tonight and then have Miz say that he is contractually owed a rematch and he wins it back on Raw tomorrow night. My guess is that Miz heels the victory tonight, but Young looks strong in defeat and puts Miz in the Crossface Chicken Wing after the match.
Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel w/Randy Orton: I see Jericho's night ending with an RKO. The crowd will undoubtedly be happy to see Orton back on the scene, but I'm very interested to see how the fans react when Brock Lesnar -- Orton's opponent next month at SummerSlam -- is mentioned.
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens: This is the match most likely to steal the show. Even though both Zayn and Owens are on the Raw roster, it seems like this is the blow-off match to their feud. Owens has more upside, so I expect him to win.
New Day vs. The Wyatt Family: This looks like a one-and-done affair since New Day will be on Raw and two-thirds of The Wyatt Family will be on SmackDown. I could see this one going either way, but since New Day's WWE Tag Team Title is not at stake, I expect the Wyatts to win, with Braun Strowman -- who will be on his own on Raw -- scoring the pinfall, most likely on Xavier Woods.
John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Club: This is the swan song for The Club since AJ Styles was drafted to SmackDown and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson went to Raw. The babyfaces will win tonight, and we'll get Cena vs. Styles II at SummerSlam next month.
WWE Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins: It wouldn't surprise anyone if this match ended in controversial fashion, leading to the creation of a second world title. There are a number of scenarios that could achieve that result. One is that Rollins has either Ambrose or Reigns pinned for a three count, but the referee has been knocked out and is unable to make the count. Ambrose then goes on to pin Reigns to retain the title. That leads to Stephanie McMahon bringing back the World Heavyweight Title on Raw and presenting it to the "rightful" champion, Rollins. Another idea would be for Ambrose and Rollins to simultaneously pin Reigns. That results in Ambrose retaining the WWE Title and Stephanie making Rollins World Heavyweight Champion. Going in another direction, Rollins could win the title by pinning Reigns. SmackDown would then be without a world title even though Ambrose didn't actually lose. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan could announce that there will be a tournament to crown the World Heavyweight Champion. The one scenario I don't see is Reigns winning the title tonight. It would probably send the wrong message for a guy coming off a 30-day suspension for a Wellness Policy violation to immediately win the championship. My hunch is that Ambrose retains and Rollins ends up as Raw's world champion.