The final SmackDown before Super Showdown takes place from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Ahead of challenging Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in Saudi Arabia, Goldberg returns to SmackDown tonight. He made an appearance live via satellite a few weeks ago to challenge Wyatt. WWE.com is teasing an appearance by Wyatt and the Firefly Funhouse as well.
The Bellas will also return to WWE television tonight as the guests on A Moment of Bliss. Nikki & Brie are expected to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
Naomi takes on Carmella in a number one contender's match. The winner challenges SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley at Super ShowDown. Bayley defeated Carmella last week to retain the title. After the match, Bayley jumped Carmella until Naomi made the save.
The New Day & The Usos take on The Miz, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode in an eight-man tag match. The match comes in advance of New Day defending their SmackDown Tag Team titles against Miz & Morrison in Saudi Arabia next Thursday.
Plus, Lacey Evans sits down for an exclusive interview with Renee Young.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
A Goldberg video package aired before the opening theme song. It noted that Goldberg appears live on FOX for the first time.
They announced Braun Strowman & Elias vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro in a Symphony Of Destruction match.
SmackDown started with The Usos making their way to the ring. They noted they weren't on the show last week, but Miz and John Morrison wouldn't stop talking about them.
Jimmy promised Miz and Morrison a superkick party. Jey pointed out that they're not taking on Miz, Morrison, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode alone. New Day's music hit, and they made their way to the ring. The Usos thanked The New Day for keeping the belts warm for them. Big E called The Usos one of the greatest tag teams of all time. Kofi Kingston called them future Hall of Famers and pointed out The Usos are six-time tag team champions.
The New Day got in The Usos' faces. Big E pointed out that that's one less then the seven-time tag team champions The New Day. The Miz and John Morrison interrupted. They tried to get people to chant their names, but it didn't catch on. They promised to win the tag titles at Super Showdown. They then introduced Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Morrison pointed out that Ziggler had a great Valentin's Day date. The heels surrounded the ring.
The New Day & The Usos defeated The Miz, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
The faces isolated Ziggler for the early advantage. The heels jumped Kingston from behind and pulled him to the floor. Miz rocked Kingston with a boot on the floor to take over.
The heels isolated Kingston in their corner and cut him off from his partners. On commentary, Michael Cole and Corey Graves discussed Ziggler stealing Otis' date Mandy Rose last week. Kingston and Morrison fought on the top turnbuckle. Kingston knocked Morrison off and nailed all three heels with boots knocking them off the apron too. Morrison recovered and rocked Kingston with a kick to the head.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control and continued to beat down Kingston. Kingston backdropped Ziggler to the floor and hit a double foot stomp on Roode.
Big E got the tag and ran wild. He hit a big splash on Miz and set up for the Big Ending. Miz slipped out the back and tagged Morrison. Big E attempted the running spear off the apron, but Morrison hit a knee. Morrison hit the shining wizard and shooting star press, but Kingston broke up the pin attempt.
Jimmy rocked Morrison and Miz with superkicks, but Roode hit the Glorious DDT. Roode attempted to hit the DDT on Jey, but he fought out and hit a superkick for the win.
In the back, Drew Gulak approached Daniel Bryan. Gulak made a PowerPoint presentation for Bryan to point out the holes in his game. Gulak mentioned Bryan's match with Heath Slater a few weeks ago.
Slater approached and demanded a match against Bryan tonight. Bryan agreed and told Gulak to help Slater out since Bryan has so many holes in his game. Bryan walked off. Gulak turned to Slater and told him they have a lot of work to do.
They recapped Otis and Mandy Rose's romance and the failed date from last week when Dolph Ziggler showed up.
In the back, Tucker approached Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. He was mad that she broke Otis' heart last week. Tucker pointed out that Otis combed his hair and got new underwear for the date last week. He said Otis is devastated and won't even leave his hotel room. Deville told Tucker it wasn't the right time.
Rose pointed out that she went out with Ziggler because Otis didn't show up. Tucker noted she texted Otis that she was running late, but Rose didn't know what he was talking about. Deville acted confused too. Tucker left, and the fans broke into an "Otis" chant.
Rose said she was looking forward to her date with Otis and would have instead gone out with him. Deville told her not to worry about it, and Ziggler's more of Rose's type of guy anyway. The fans booed intensely.
Renee Young interviewed Lacey Evans. Young pointed out that Evans was a bully, just like Bayley and Sasha Banks. Evans tried to claim that calling people "Nasties" is a term of endearment. She then admitted to being a bully but learned from dealing with Banks and Bayley. Evans's next goal is to recover from her loss to Bayley and became champion.
Symphony of Destruction: Braun Strowman & Elias defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (w/Sami Zayn)
Various musical instruments surround the ringside area. They recapped Sami Zayn's protest concert last week.
Before the match, Elias sang a song going over the rules of the match and introduced his partner Storwman. Zayn was holding a ukelele, but Strowman came out with a stand-up bass.
They started as a standard tag team match despite being no holds barred. Zayn handed a Tamborine to Nakamura, but Elias used it instead. Elias rolled out to bring a drum in the ring, but Cesaro cut him off. Strowman took the drum and smashed it over Cesaro's head.
Zayn hit Strowman with the ukelele and ran off. Strowman chased him, but Nakamura nailed him with a guitar. Back from the break, Cesaro tried to use the cowbell, but Elias used it instead. Elias attempted a suplex off the apron, but Zayn grabbed Elias' legs. Cesaro knocked Elias off the apron through the table.
Strowman took over and threw Cesaro over the announce table. Cesaro tried to hit Strowman with a guitar, but Strowman choke slammed him on the apron instead. Strowman went to pick up the stand-up bass, but Zayn hit him with a keyboard. Cesaro and Nakamura then gave Strowman a double suplex onto the stand-up bass. The bass shattered into pieces.
Nakamura attempted the Kinsasha on the floor, but Elias moved, and Nakamura crashed into a gong. Elias placed Cesaro on a table and climbed to the top, but Nakamura stopped him. Strowman tossed Nakamura onto the announce table.
Elias hit an elbow off the top on Cesaro through the table. Strowman than gave Nakamura a power slam off the announce table onto a piano for the win. The spot looked brutal because the piano didn't break. The medical staff checked on Nakamura.
They recapped King Corbin and Roman Reigns feud.
Kayla Braxton interviewed King Corbin in the back. Corbin noted Reigns never beat him in a one-on-one match. He has to hide behind his cousins, but he's going to be alone with Corbin in the cage. He promised to replace Reigns on the posters and as the face of the WWE.
A Moment Of Bliss with The Bellas Twins
Alexa Bliss came out and called this a special Hall of Fame edition of A Moment of Bliss. She recapped the current names already announced Batista and the NWO.
Bliss then announced the next inductees The Bella Twins and introduced Nikki and Brie. They're both excited to go into the Hall of Fame. They're grateful for all the fans in their hometown. Nikki noted they wouldn't be able to break barriers without the Bella Army. Brie said speaking of breaking barriers and pointed out that Bliss is the first female talk show host in WWE history.
The Bellas discussed their pregnancy and Nikki's engagement. Daniel Bryan's music hit, and he ran out with his daughter. He hugged Brie and Bryan made his way to the ring.
Daniel Bryan defeated Heath Slater
Drew Gulak joined the commentary team for the match. Michael Cole confused Gulak and Slater. Gulak was offended Cole would make that mistake. Graves said Slater is the one in the ring about to lose.
Bryan dominated the match, but Slater briefly took over. Slater climbed to the top, but Gulak yelled at him to get down. Slater ignored and missed a diving headbutt. Bryan made a comeback and rocked Slater with yes kicks.
Bryan went from the running knee, but Slater rolled up Bryan for a near fall. Bryan recovered and hit the running knee for the win.
In the back, Mandy Rose was about to leave when Dolph Ziggler approached. Ziggler and Rose left together. Of course, Otis was hiding in the background watching.
For the second time tonight, there was a weird glitch during the broadcast. There seemed to be some type of symbol, but maybe it's just a glitch.
Sheamus talked about defeating Shorty G and Apollo Crews last week. Now it's time for him to go after bigger targets. He announced he's entering the elimination chamber.
In the locker room, Shorty G talked with Crews. Shorty G said that bullying is becoming a significant problem. Crews told Shorty G that he's going to deal with Sheamus his way.
Number One Contender's Match: Naomi defeated Carmella
SmackDown Woman's Champion Bayley was at ringside for the match.
Naomi and Carmella shook hands, but Naomi pulled her into a side headlock. Carmella countered into a side headlock. Naomi recovered and hit a back elbow.
They traded pin attempts. Carmella caught Naomi with spinning head scissors. She attempted a dive, but Naomi cut her off.
Naomi climbed to the top turnbuckle, but Bayley distracted her. Carmella used a hurricanrana on Naomi and followed up with a suicide dive. The referee threw Bayley out from ringside.
Back from the break, Naomi hit a series of kicks, but Carmella recovered. Naomi hit a springboard kick but clearly missed. Graves tried to cover up by pointing out that Naomi didn't get all of it. Naomi followed up with a corkscrew plancha to the floor. Carmella fought back and scored a very close near fall.
Carmella locked on the code of silence, but Naomi made it to the ropes. Naomi hit the rearview for another near fall. The finish came when Naomi hit a kick and blockbuster. She followed up with the split-legged moonsault for the win. Naomi challenges SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley at Super Showdown.
The fans broke into a huge "Goldberg" chant when his music started to play. The crowd gave him an enormous reaction when he made his way to the ring. The fans broke into another loud "Goldberg" chant. It's been a long time since he's been in a SmackDown ring, so he's going to take his sweet time. He turned his attention to Bray Wyatt and said he's ready for Super Showdown.
Bray Wyatt and The Firefly Funhouse interrupted. Goldberg said he's not playing Wyatt's stupid games. Wyatt introduced some of his friends. Ramblin Rabbit said he loves Goldberg, so Wyatt squashed him with a mallet. He said one more person is dying to meet Goldberg.
The lights went out, but Goldberg wasn't concerned. He had a big smile on his face. The lights came back on, but Goldberg knew the Fiend was behind him. Goldberg calmly turned around to face The Fiend. They had a brief staredown.
Goldberg hit a spear on The Fiend. The Fiend was hurt and backed into the corner. Goldberg teased a second spear, but the lights went out. When the lights came back on, The Fiend was gone.
Next Week: John Cena returns to Friday Night SmackDown.