The WWE World Cup tournament kicks off tonight on Smackdown with eight men taking part in the tournament. A first-round match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Santos Escobar is set to take place.
The winner of the tournament will receive an Intercontinental Championship Match against Gunther. The tournament coincides with the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup, which airs on Fox and FS1 this month.
Participating in the World Cup tournament are:
- Braun Strowman
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Sami Zayn
- Santos Escobar
- Rey Mysterio
- Jinder Mahal
Also announced for Smackdown, The Usos defend their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles against The New Day. If The Usos are victorious, they will be the longest-reigning WWE Tag Team Champions ever, meaning that they would surpass The New Day’s previous record.