Last week’s edition of SmackDown saw the intercontinental championship tournament kick off as well as NXT champion Charlotte Flair making an appearance. Now fans will see those two stories continue to play out with Jeff Hardy facing Sheamus and AJ Styles battling Shinsuke Nakamura in the next pair of first-round tournament bouts and Flair taking on SmackDown women’s champ Bayley in a non-title, champion vs. champion bout.
While those three matches already make for a stacked edition of the Friday night show, the rivalry involving Otis, Mandy Rose, Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville will continue in the form of a mixed tag match. That’s four big matches confirmed for this week with plenty more action likely across the two-hour show.
What will go down once Friday night’s episode of SmackDown begins at 8 p.m. ET? Check out a short preview below, and scroll a bit further for live results and updates throughout the broadcast.
WWE SmackDown preview
- SmackDown women’s champion Bayley vs. NXT women’s champion Charlotte Flair (Non-title match)
- Intercontinental championship tournament: Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
- Intercontinental championship tournament: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- Otis & Mandy Rose vs. Dolph Ziggler & Sonya Deville