The Miz To Respond To Shane McMahon; Gauntlet Match Opening Next Week's WWE SmackDown Live

The deck has been stacked for next week's WWE SmackDown.

WWE is setting up shop at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the March 19th edition of SmackDown Live in Indianapolis, Indiana and recently announced for the show is The Miz's return to SmackDown Live for the first time since being attacked by Shane McMahon at Fastlane after they failed to capture the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships.

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WWE has also announced that the gauntlet match will open SmackDown as Kofi Kingston will have to defeat Sheamus, Cesaro, Rowan, Randy Orton and the WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe if he wants to move on to WrestleMania 35 to compete for Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship.

 

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Kofi Kingston exchanged words this past Tuesday on SmackDown and it was Vince McMahon who placed Kofi in the gauntlet match so that Kofi can "prove" that he deserves the WWE Title match that his New Day brethren have been calling for to happen.

There have been several matches and segments announced for Monday's WWE RAW as well and to check out what's on tap for Monday's show, click here.

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