SmackDown Live: June 27th, 2017 [Live Discussion]

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United States: LIVE, Tuesday Night, June 27, at 8/7c on the USA Network
United Kingdom: Wednesday Morning, June 28, at 1AM on Sky Sports 5 HD

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SmackDown LIVE preview, June 27, 2017: Who will win the Women's Money in the Bank contract?

After the controversial ending to the first-ever Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan has declared that Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalya and Tamina will face off once again for the coveted Money in the Bank contract, this time with James Ellsworth banned from ringside. Who will climb to new heights and earn a contract for a guaranteed SmackDown Women's Title Match? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Second-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match to take place tonight on SmackDown LIVE

The women of SmackDown LIVE will get another opportunity to make history tonight in the second-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

The first match at WWE Money in the Bank was supposed to be a historic occasion, though it was arguably tarnished when James Ellsworth knocked Becky Lynch off a ladder, then climbed it himself. He retrieved the briefcase and tossed it down to a waiting Carmella. The Princess of Staten Island and Ellsworth gloated on SmackDown LIVE, flaunting in the faces of the WWE Universe that they had done nothing wrong by the letter of the law in the WWE Rulebook.

However, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya and Tamina saw things differently, and the four women urged SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan to “do the right thing.”

After considering all options, Bryan revealed that all five women would compete in another Ladder Match for the guaranteed title opportunity. Bryan took the briefcase from an astonished Carmella and announced on WWE Talking Smack that Ellsworth will be banned from ringside.

With Ellsworth’s meddling out of the equation, will Carmella be able to retrieve the coveted contract again, or will one of the other four Superstars be calling themselves Ms. Money in the Bank? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Naomi and Lana face off in SmackDown Women’s Championship rematch

Lana will get another opportunity to challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Title tonight in a clash with Naomi.

The Ravishing Russian certainly impressed the WWE Universe in her battle with Naomi at WWE Money in the Bank, but she was distracted when Carmella and James Ellsworth arrived on the scene, as The Princess of Staten Island teased that she might cash in her Money in the Bank contract. The disruption gave Naomi an opening to trap Lana in a submission hold to retain her title.

Following a backstage confrontation on the June 20 edition of SmackDown LIVE, Naomi agreed to once again defend her title against The Ravishing Russian the following week on the blue brand.

Will Lana prove she can hang with SmackDown LIVE’s best and make the most of her title opportunity, or will Naomi make The Ravishing Russian feel the glow? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Sami Zayn battles Baron Corbin on SmackDown LIVE

In a match requested by The Lone Wolf, Sami Zayn will battle Baron Corbin tonight on SmackDown LIVE.

Though Corbin is certainly in a position of power with the Money in the Bank briefcase in his possession, Zayn has had his number in recent weeks. The Underdog from The Underground has defeated The Lone Wolf on several occasions in singles and tag team action. However, Zayn has not gone unscathed in this rivalry, as a furious Corbin has unleashed his rage on Zayn multiple times.

Will Zayn continue his winning streak against The Lone Wolf, or will Corbin make sure that Zayn meets his End of Days? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

The Hype Bros battle The Usos for a chance to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title Match

The Hype Bros will get an opportunity to prove themselves tonight when they face the reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Usos, in non-title action.

The opportunity is a long time coming for Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley. The two won a battle royal to earn a title match last December, but Ryder suffered a knee injury while earning the victory that kept him out of action until last week. The Hype Bros looked like they hadn’t lost a step at the WWE Money in the Bank Kickoff on Sunday during their impressive victory over The Colons, and now, they’ll finally get their chance to show what they can do against the champions while looking to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity.

The Usos, however, have shown that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to stay on top of the mountain, evidenced by the count-out loss they took at WWE Money in the Bank against The New Day. How will Jimmy & Jey react when The Hype Bros turn up the heat tonight? Find out during SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!​

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