Another champion will be in action on the August 08, 2017, edition of Smackdown Live as WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will face Randy Orton in a non-title match.
A non-title match between Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi and women’s Money in the Bank winner Carmella was already announced for the show.
Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton have been feuding on the blue brand ever since Mahal won a six pack challenge to become number one contender to the WWE Championship, held at the time by The Viper.
Mahal shocked the world when he pinned Orton at BackLash to become the new WWE Champion.
The two battled on two more occasions, once at the Money in the Bank event in Orton’s home town of St. Louis Missouri and then at last month’s Battleground pay-per-view in the third ever Punjabi Prison match.
Former World Heavyweight Champion, The Great Khali made a surprise appearance during the conclusion of the match to help Mahal escape the structure and retain his WWE title.