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WWE superstar Randy Orton will be at Gila River Arena in Glendale when SmackDown Live hits the venue in September.
The West Valley is gonna get a smackdown in the near future … literally. And it should come as good news to local professional wrestling fans over in that part of town.
The WWE has announced it will bring SmackDown Live, one of its major weekly television programs, to Gila River Arena in Glendale on Tuesday, September 26.
It’s the first time that the WWE will broadcast a televised event at the arena. And just like any other event the company has put on in the Valley over the years (and there have been a bunch of ‘em), we’re expecting an enormous crowd will be in attendance.
According to the WWE website, all the significant superstars from the roster of SmackDown Live, which is considered to be a separate brand from Raw, are scheduled to appear at the event. That includes AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal, Becky Lynch, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Carmella.
Onetime Valley resident Baron Corbin, who played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2010, is also scheduled to be there. And given Gila River Arena’s close proximity to his old stomping grounds of University of Phoenix Stadium, we’re wondering if the WWE’s play-by-play announcers will make reference to that fact.
The SmackDown Live episode at Gila River Arena will be the fourth event that WWE has broadcast from the Valley this year. In February, the company held its Elimination Chamber pay-per-view at Talking Stick Resort Arena followed by episodes of Raw and…
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