Following a late change last week Friday Night Smackdown became an Undertaker tribute show and two segments previously advertised were moved to this week. So now this weeks SmackDown will feature Sheamus’ toast to Jeff Hardy, who bested Baron Corbin last week, as well as AJ Styles defending his Intercontinental Championship against Drew Gulak.
Sheamus Makes A Toast To Jeff Hardy
Michael Cole Interviews Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle made an impactful SmackDown debut when he defeated AJ Styles in non-title action. It was a pretty big win for the newcomer. Now we get some follow up as Michael Cole will interview “The Bro” with the intention of figuring out what is next for Riddle.
Intercontinental Championship: AJ Styles (C) vs Drew Gulak
AJ Styles defeated Daniel Bryan in the finals of a tournament to become the new Intercontinental champion. On this edition of Friday Night SmackDown he makes defence number one against Bryan’s coach Drew Gulak. This is an important defense for Styles as he needs to prove that he can elevate the IC title and return to his top spot in “the house that AJ Styles built”. Styles is also coming off a loss to Matt Riddle who won’t be too far and could set his sights on the IC title following his debut win.
Not Announced But Expected
– What is a swamp match?
– More build towards the tag team title clash between New Day and Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
– Some build for Bayley and Nikki Cross
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