WWE returns to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana this evening for this week's edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight's show:
WWE Friday Night SmackDown preview, Oct. 18, 2019: Reigns battles Nakamura for the Intercontinental Title
With the dust settled from the WWE Draft, Superstars are jockeying to stand out on the SmackDown roster. Roman Reigns aims to snatch the Intercontinental Title away from Shinsuke Nakamura after Sami Zayn called out The Big Dog in Twitter, a Six-Pack Challenge Match will decide SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley next challenger on the same night that the new titleholder will be a guest on "Miz TV" and The New Day and Heavy Machinery will battle The Revival and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode.
Roman Reigns ready to take the Intercontinental Title from Shinsuke Nakamura
Sami Zayn brought his bark to Twitter Thursday morning, and The Big Dog took notice.
After Shinsuke Nakamura fell to the third round of the WWE Draft, Zayn took exception and spouted off on social media about the disrespect for the champion.
Nakamura-san & I were eligible to be drafted together & got picked in the 3rd round by #Smackdown.
Imagine being able to get a generation-defining performer AND the Intercontinental Champion together in one pick & still deciding to pick The Big D Roman Reigns first. Unreal. - SZ
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) October 17, 2019
Zayn’s tweet entered The Big Dog’s yard, and Reigns responded that he was ready to place the Intercontinental Championship back on his shoulder.
Don’t concern yourself with the Big D Sami 🤣 but if you and Shin want to go from 3rd round to face #1...you know where to find me.
And bring the #ICTitle with you. #BigDog #BigDeal #SmackDown https://t.co/6vgIAvilKe
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 17, 2019
Nakamura accepted the challenge from his own Twitter account and invited Reigns into his own yard.
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) October 17, 2019
Can The King of Strong Style continue cashing the checks that Zayn’s mouth writes? Or will Reigns end Nakamura’s reign and begin his own championship run to kick off the new era of SmackDown?
Tune in for Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to see the thrilling Intercontinental Championship Match.
Bayley joins “Miz TV” in the wake of reclaiming the SmackDown Women’s Championship in brash fashion
Bayley with the new hair is ready for her closeup.
Fresh off debuting a new look, slashing down her Bayley Buddies and reclaiming the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Charlotte Flair, Bayley has plenty of questions left to answer following the explosive victory and ensuing celebration.
The Miz is ready to roll out the blue carpet and give the championthe opportunity to clarify what inspired last week’s torrid outburst. Will Bayley share her true intentions, or will she continue to lash out at the WWE Universe after last week’s two-word antagonizing refrain?
SmackDown Women’s Championship opportunity on the line in Six-Pack Challenge Match
The depth of the SmackDown Women’s division will be on full display in a loaded Six-Pack Challenge Match. Carmella, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose all square off for the opportunity to face Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Carmella enters with the experience of a former champion, but all of the competitors are hungry to make a big impression on the blue brand.
Who will emerge to challenge the reinvented Bayley, and is the winner destined for a similar fate as the Bayley Buddies?
The New Day team up with Heavy Machinery against The Revival and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
With all of WWE’s top twosomes on a collision course for tag team supremacy at Crown Jewel in the largest Tag Team Turmoil Match in history, SmackDown’s premiere tag teams will clash on Friday Night. The New Day team up with Heavy Machinery as The Power of Positivity meets “The Power of Colossal Creativity” in a matchup against SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival and the glorious pairing of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.
Who will position themselves as the class of the new SmackDown division? Can these teams coexist, or will the upcoming Tag Team Turmoil showdown cause the match to devolve into chaos?
Make sure to join us here at Rajah.com TONIGHT for LIVE WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX Results coverage!
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