WWE SmackDown Live Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for April 18

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With the Blue Brand’s updated roster set in stone, tonight promises to deliver some solid sports entertainment. Here is everything you need to know heading into the Apr. 18 edition of SmackDown Live:

Tonight on SmackDown Live, six superstars will compete for the right to become number one contender to the WWE Championship. Will they face Randy Orton in the near future, or the “Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt?

During the Superstar Shake-Up, it was announced that the New Day are moving to the Blue Brand. Their arrival will be a huge benefit to the paper-thin tag division present on the show.

After a heated segment last week, it appears that Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura are destined to meet inside the ring. A match between these two has the ability to be an absolute classic, offering both a chance to shine.

A week removed from being on the receiving end of a post-match assault, Randy Orton is out for revenge. The question is, will he target his attacker Erick Rowan, or Rowan’s master Bray Wyatt?

Once again, AJ Styles find himself in the position to add another title to his list of accolades. By defeating Baron Corbin and Sami Zayn in the main event last week, he’s in line to face whoever the United States Champion is following Payback.

Speaking of the United States Championship, what awaits the champion Kevin Owens tonight on SmackDown Live? With Chris Jericho on Raw, he will need to find someone to occupy his time temporarily.

Now that Charlotte and Tamina Snuka have joined the Women’s Division, what awaits the current champion Naomi? Odds are she’ll have a challenger waiting in the wings sooner rather than later.

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So without further ado, here are the live results and analysis for the Apr. 18 edition of SmackDown Live.