The WWE SmackDown World Cup tournament will begin on tonight’s live show, with Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Santos Escobar in a first round bout. The winner will receive a future title shot from WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.
The following World Cup competitors are planned as of this afternoon, according to PWInsider:
* Braun Strowman
* Sami Zayn
* Rey Mysterio
* Jinder Mahal
* Santos Escobar
* Shinsuke Nakamura
There’s no word yet on when the tournament will wrap, or if any other matches will take place on tonight’s SmackDown.
Stay tuned to WrestlingHeadlines.com for more.