WWE has announced another match and two segments for this Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
Big E vs. John Morrison is set for this week’s SmackDown. The match comes after Big E defeated The Miz two weeks ago, getting the first win of his current singles run.
Universal Champion Braun Strowman confronting “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt has also been announced for this week’s SmackDown, along with a sit-down interview with Alexa Bliss. Bliss will discuss her experiences with The Fiend from the past two weeks.
The main event angle of SmackDown two weeks ago saw The Fiend attack Bliss by putting her in the Mandible Claw. Last week, The Fiend appeared with Bliss again but backed off when Bliss touched his face. Strowman then appeared on the video screen, returning for the first time since his Swamp Fight against Wyatt at last month’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Strowman said he doesn’t care about Bliss — all he cares about is destroying Wyatt. He agreed to defend his Universal Championship against The Fiend at SummerSlam.
Friday’s SmackDown will also feature a triple brand battle royal to decide SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley’s challenger for SummerSlam. The battle royal will feature wrestlers from Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. SummerSlam is taking place on Sunday, August 23.