A new match and segment have been added to the lineup for this week’s episode of SmackDown.
WWE has announced that AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn will take place on SmackDown this Friday. There will also be a Moment of Bliss segment on the episode with Nikki Cross appearing as Alexa Bliss’ guest.
Former champions Styles and Zayn are involved in a three-way feud with Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy. On SmackDown last week, Zayn interrupted an Intercontinental title match between Hardy and Styles and attacked both of them.
Nikki Cross won a fatal four-way number one contender’s match against Tamina, Lacey Evans, and Bliss on SmackDown last Friday and will challenge Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Clash of Champions later this month. Bliss hit a Sister Abigail on Cross outside of the ring during the match and then walked out like she was in a trance. The storyline is that Bliss has been changed by her experiences with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.
Cross did a post-show interview last week and promised that she’s going to save Bliss.
Roman Reigns & Jey Uso will team together against Baron Corbin & Sheamus in a Samoan street fight on this Friday’s SmackDown. After being attacked by Bayley two weeks ago, Sasha Banks will return on this week’s show and respond to Bayley.