Two more for the card. While most of the attention is on the upcoming “Great Balls of Fire”, the “Smackdown Live” pay per view is a mere two weeks after the “Monday Night Raw” show. We’re coming up on “Battleground 2017” on July 23 and this week on “Smackdown Live”, two title matches were set up for the pay per view.

As announced tonight, Randy Orton will challenge Jinder Mahal for the Smackdown World Title and the Usos will defend the Smackdown Tag Team Titles against the New Day. Orton has faced Mahal twice already and the third match will feature the return of the Punjabi Prison match. The Usos lost to New Day via countout at “Money in the Bank 2017” and this is their rematch.

Mahal reveals the WWE Battleground match stipulation to Orton: SmackDown LIVE, June 27, 2017

Opinion: These feel like the end of their storylines as we get ready for “Summerslam 2017”. The summer has seen its own set of storylines this year and that’s a good idea for the most part. It lets us get to big stuff at “Summerslam 2017”, which deserves its own major slate of matches.

Which of these matches are you more interested in? Who do you think wins both matches? Let us know in the comments below.


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