WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX Preview (10/4): 20th Anniversary Kickoff Show From L.A.


Tonight is the night that the WWE on FOX launch officially kicks off, as the premiere episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX will go down from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California this evening.

Tonight's show will feature a SmackDown 20th Anniversary theme that will include the return of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

WWE.com released the following preview for the show:

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Preview, Oct. 4, 2019: Kofi Kingston to defend WWE Title against Brock Lesnar on FOX Friday Night SmackDown premiere

Friday Night SmackDown debuts on FOX in a BIG way as Kofi Kingston defends his WWE Title against Brock Lesnar. Kevin Owens faces Shane McMahon in a high-stakes Ladder Match, Roman Reigns squares off with Erick Rowan and Becky Lynch teams with Charlotte Flair against Sasha Banks and Bayley in a battle of the Four Horsewomen.

Kofi Kingston accepts Brock Lesnar’s challenge for Friday Night SmackDown debut on FOX

Friday Night SmackDown on FOX is set to debut in a BIG way.

Kofi Kingston is adamant on being a fighting champion, but Brock Lesnar is determined to make the WWE Champion regret that mindset. After The New Day secured a Six-Man Tag Team Match victory over Randy Orton & The Revival, The Beast Incarnate returned to deliver Kingston a challenge and then a brutal F-5.

The WWE Championship will be on the line when Friday Night SmackDown heads to FOX as an all-new rivalry emerges.

Can Kingston slay The Beast and retain his title, or will Lesnar usher in a whole new era of Friday Night SmackDown?

Tune in tonight for the epic Friday Night SmackDown premiere on FOX at 8/7 C!

The Rock returns for FOX premiere of Friday Night SmackDown

Finally The Rock has come back to lay the SmackDown on the highly-anticipated FOX premiere.

The star-studded premiere adds even more Hollywood style as the “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” headliner announced on Twitter that he’d be returning for Friday Night SmackDown in Los Angeles tonight.

The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment has provided countless SmackDown memories and looks to add another chapter in the blue brand’s FOX debut. Tune in to catch The People’s Champion and a host of other WWE Hall of Famers starting with FOX’s “blue carpet” special at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT tonight.

Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon to put careers on the line in Ladder Match

Kevin Owens hasn’t been able to escape the ire of Shane McMahon during his SmackDown tenure, and it’s continuously put his WWE career in jeopardy.

As a last resort, Owens threatened Shane-O-Mac with a massive lawsuit and set out to hit him where it hurts most: the wallet. Presented with the possibility of an ongoing court battle, KO offered McMahon an alternative settlement for their dispute.

The rivals agreed to put their careers on the line in a Ladder Match on the FOX Friday Night SmackDown premiere with the loser fired from WWE. Signed documents from both competitors agreeing to the stipulations will be placed in a briefcase hanging above the ring. The first to climb the ladder and retrieve the briefcase will win the right to terminate the other's WWE employment.

Will Owens get the chance to hand “The Best in the World” his walking papers, or will McMahon get rid of his most insubordinate employee once and for all?

Tune in to the Friday Night SmackDown premiere tonight on FOX at 8/7 C.

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair to battle Sasha Banks & Bayley on FOX premiere

The Four Horsewomen have transformed the WWE’s Women’s Division and now are determined to define it for a generation.

On the historic FOX premiere of Friday Night SmackDown, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair will team up in an attempt to end the ongoing attacks from Sasha Banks and Bayley. The showdown will be arematch of last month’s match that saw The Queen land a Natural Selection on the SmackDown Women’s Champion to claim the victory just prior to WWE Clash of Champions.

Women’s Division supremacy will be on the line tonight when Friday Night SmackDown debuts on FOX at 8/7 C.

Roman Reigns faces Erick Rowan when SmackDown premieres on FOX

In the wake of the announcement that Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns will battle Erick Rowan & Luke Harper at WWE Hell in a Cell, Sports Illustrated reported via Twitter that The Big Dog will go one-on-one with Rowan when Friday Night SmackDown debuts on FOX tonight at 8/7 C.

Erick Rowan & Luke Harper have caused mass destruction on the blue brand since reuniting. But who will prevail when Reigns once again squares off against the Superstar responsible for his backstage attack tow months ago? And what role will Harper & Bryan ultimately play in the mix?

Don’t miss the premiere of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX tonight at 8/7 C.

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