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WWE announces Smackville Network special, two matches set

WWE has announced a new in-ring Network special for later this month.

"Smackville" will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 27 and will air live on the WWE Network. The event was previously scheduled as just being a house show.

Two matches have been confirmed for the special, and it will also feature a musical performance by Elias. Kofi Kingston will defend the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe and Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match. Plus, Finn Balor will face Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a rematch from Extreme Rules.

Kingston retained the WWE Championship against Joe at Extreme Rules this Sunday. He also retained against Ziggler at both Super ShowDown and Stomping Grounds.

Nakamura won the Intercontinental title from Balor on the Extreme Rules pre-show.

Smackville will begin on the WWE Network at 9 p.m. Eastern time on July 27. WWE hasn't announced how long the special will be.