October 3, 2020 | News | No Comments
WWE has announced two segments and a title match for this Friday’s post-Clash of Champions episode of SmackDown.
– After retaining his Universal Championship against his cousin Jey Uso at Clash of Champions, there will be a segment on SmackDown where Roman Reigns will officially be crowned as the tribal chief of the Anoa’i family:
It was about more than just the title at WWE Clash of Champions. It was about asserting his place at the head of the table for Roman Reigns.
After successfully defending his Universal Championship, Reigns will now be officially crowned the Tribal Chief in a ceremony presided over by Paul Heyman on SmackDown this Friday. The recognition comes on the heels of The Big Dog’s brutal victory over his cousin Jey Uso at WWE Clash of Champions.
What will Reigns have to say about his vicious actions? And will the rest of the legendary Anoa’i family simply accept the champion’s crowning?
Don’t miss Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see the latest from Reigns.
– Raw’s Kevin Owens will make an appearance on SmackDown as he hosts a KO Show segment with Alexa Bliss as his guest this Friday. Owens’ appearance is part of the brand-to-brand invitational.
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There was an angle last week where Bliss snapped during her match against Lacey Evans when The Fiend’s music played. When Reigns entered last week as Bliss was heading to the back, Bliss stared at Reigns and the Universal Championship. It was mentioned on commentary that Reigns took the title from The Fiend.
Bliss’ tag team partner Nikki Cross was supposed to challenge Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Clash of Champions, but that match was pulled from the card and it was announced that Cross wasn’t medically cleared to compete. Bayley instead defended her title against Asuka. After the match ended in a disqualification, Sasha Banks attacked Bayley.
– New Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will defend his title against Jeff Hardy on this Friday’s SmackDown. Zayn, who had been claiming to be the rightful Intercontinental Champion since making his return to WWE television in August, defeated Hardy and AJ Styles in a triple threat match for the title at Clash of Champions. The finish of the match included Zayn handcuffing both Hardy and Styles.