WWE SmackDown Preview 8/26/2022

WWE SmackDown returns tonight to Detroit, Michigan – airing live on FOX at 8/7C.

After it was revealed earlier this week that Gigi Dolin’s injury has taken her out of action, WWE made a major change to the Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament. Toxic Attraction was initially added to the tournament following an injury to Zoey Stark and an unspecified medical issue for Nikkita Lyons, which ultimately saw the “NXT 2.0” team of Stark and Lyons removed from the tournament. Now, instead of finding a second replacement team, WWE has confirmed that it’s scheduled a Second Chance Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match to find out who will advance to the semi-finals. The semi-finals bout will also happen tonight against Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah, meaning that winning team — Dana White and Tamina, Shotzi and Xia Li, Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop, or Natalya and Sonya Deville — will compete twice in the same evening.