WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/2): First Blue Brand Show Of 2018

WWE returns to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida for tonight's episode of WWE SmackDown Live.

Scheduled to headline tonight's show, which is the first episode for the blue brand of 2018, is a non-title match with WWE Champion taking on Sami Zayn.

WWE.com posted the following preview for tonight's show:

SmackDown LIVE preview, Jan. 2, 2018: Styles to battle Zayn on first SmackDown LIVE of 2018

One week after a distraction allowed Kevin Owens to score a shocking victory over WWE Champion AJ Styles on the final SmackDown LIVE of 2017, the Phenomenal champion will ring in the new year by taking on Sami Zayn in a non-title match. Plus, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin will battle The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.

SmackDown LIVE preview: Quick Hits

* AJ Styles to battle Sami Zayn on first SmackDown LIVE of 2018
* Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin to challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos today on SmackDown LIVE
* Who will win the Eight-Superstar United States Championship Tournament?
* Who will be the next Superstars to seek glory in two Royal Rumble Matches on Jan. 28?

Join us here later this evening for live play-by-play results coverage of the first WWE SmackDown Live show of the new year!