A rematch between Zelina Vega and Lana has been added to tonight’s SmackDown.
WWE announced the match via Twitter this afternoon: “The #RavishingRussian @LanaWWE and @Zelina_VegaWWE are set to battle in a rematch, TONIGHT on #SDLive!”
Vega made her main roster in-ring debut by defeating Lana last week. The storyline for the match was that Rusev wasn’t at ringside due to the dissension that’s been building between him, Aiden English, and Lana. When Andrade “Cien” Almas got on the apron, English ran out to stop him. The distraction led to Vega rolling up Lana for the win.
In a backstage segment after the match, Lana asked English to leave her alone and told Rusev that she needed him with her against Vega.
Rusev lost to Almas on the July 24 episode of SmackDown after Lana and Vega fought at ringside and Vega jumped on English’s back when he came out to try and break it up, bumping him into Lana.
AJ Styles addressing Samoa Joe, The Miz making a SummerSlam announcement, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Peyton Royce & Billie Kay, and The New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus in the finals of SmackDown’s tag team tournament are also set for tonight. The team that wins the tournament will challenge for The Bludgeon Brothers’ Tag Team titles at SummerSlam on August 19.