Today is one of those magical days when WWE is in Europe and we get some information in advance which helps us decide if we want to spend two hours with WWE on Friday night.
Team Blue is coming to us from Manchester Arena in England, where they’re also filming Monday’s Raw. Thanks to the five hour time difference between the United Kingdom and the East coast of the U.S. of A., that means advance reports about what goes down on a show which is scheduled to feature The Revival defending their tag titles against The New Day, Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin, Sasha Banks first match since Hell in a Cell, an appearance by boxer Tyson Fury, and more!
We'll still be watching along with our usual live blog tonight, which will of course cover any segments not shown to the fans in attendance, but more importantly feature Reverend Claire Elizabeth’s unmatched play-by-play. You can join the fun at 8PM Eastern here.
Spoilers will updated here as they come in after 1PM Eastern, so keep refreshing for the latest:
- King Corbin is out to start the show. He cut his usual heat-seeking promo (and it sounds like it succeeded in getting boos) to set-up his match later on, joking about how Roman’s testicles have shriveled up and what not.
- Big E & Kofi have a segment backstage. E jokes that if they don’t win the tag titles now, they’ll never catch Charlotte. Their match is next.
- The New Day def. The Revival to win the SmackDown Tag Team titles (via pinfall on Dash Wilder when Kofi Kingston hit Trouble in Paradise while Big E held him up)
- Heavy Machinery is out for a match, but IMPERIUM IS HERE! WALTER’s NXT UK stable attack. New Day come out to join the battle. Others from the SmackDown locker room run in to chase off the invaders.
- Shinsuke Nakamura enters, and Sami Zayn invites Daniel Bryan to ringside.
- Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. Shorty G & Ali with help from Sami. Bryan stood on the ramp but declined to come down when Zayn asked him to join them in the ring post-match.
- Sasha Banks enters, with Bayley and to a new theme, which includes a verse from cousin Snopp Dogg.
- Sasha Banks def. Nikki Cross via submission with a Bank Statement
- After the match, Bayley attacks Nikki, but Shayna Baszler is here to attack Bayley!
- Carmella & Dana Brooke def. Fire & Desire via pinfall (Brooke on Sonya Deville after a senton)
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin