WWE SmackDown will go down at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, in just a few hours, and now we know who will kick off the highly-anticipated edition of the blue brand.

WWE just announced that Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his WrestleMania 39 opponent Cody Rhodes will kick off all the action on Friday Night SmackDown tonight.

BREAKING NEWS: The face to face between @WWERomanReigns and @CodyRhodes will KICK OFF #SmackDown

The American Nightmare said this past Monday on RAW that he’ll be on SmackDown this week. Paul Heyman responded to Cody’s announcement by saying that he’ll be confronted by The Tribal Chief himself.


Elsewhere on the show tonight, Rhea Ripley will take on Liv Morgan in singles competition. Plus, former Honorary Uce Sami Zayn will clash with Bloodline’s enforcer Solo Sikoa.

WWE SmackDown is definitely going to be huge this week. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we will continue to provide full coverage of the March 3, 2023, episode of the blue brand.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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