WWE Friday Night SmackDown Preview: Draft Starts, Two Big Matches


The draft is here.

A new episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is here and it’s a loaded show. It also starts the latest draft held by the company as its night one. 

With just hours until bell time, it’s time to look ahead starting with tonight’s episode of SmackDown.

Several matches have been announced thus far for this show including Universal Champion Seth Rollins (representing RAW) faces Roman Reigns (representing SmackDown) in the opening match. 

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WWE holds this show from Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena. WWE is advertising the following items for tonight’s broadcast:

  • Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to face off on SmackDown for number one pick
  • Charlotte Flair and Bayley to collide tonight for SmackDown Women’s Title in WWE Hell in a Cell rematch
  • WWE Draft begins with Friday Night SmackDown on FOX
  • What’s next for Kevin Owens after his Ladder Match win?
  • What Raw Superstar is destined for SmackDown glory?

WWE will also be announcing matches for existing feuds that will take place heading into the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event. 

As usual, fans should expect more matches and segments to be revealed this afternoon for SmackDown. 

Join us here later tonight for WWE SmackDown Results and our post-show SmackDown Takeaways feature.