WWE’s SmackDown on FOX airs tonight with RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair announced to appear. The show is expected to be the final build for Backlash and the post-Draft edition.

Belair, who was recently drafted to SmackDown, will be present on tonight’s show to give her final take on her Backlash title defense against IYO SKY. The wrestler was selected by SmackDown during the recent WWE Draft, a move that will take effect after Backlash.

WWE wrote the following preview for tonight’s show on their company website.

“Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is set to appear on SmackDown as the blue brand emanates LIVE from Puerto Rico ahead of Backlash. The EST of WWE heads to SmackDown just hours before defending the Raw Women’s Title against IYO SKY in what is sure to be an unforgettable affair. Just last week, it was announced that Belair would be taking her talents to the blue brand full-time as she was selected by SmackDown during the WWE Draft, a move that will officially take place after Backlash. What will Belair say ahead of her highly anticipated championship matchup at Backlash? Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7C to find out!”


WWE has not yet confirmed the future of the championships, but rumors suggest a Championship Exchange Ceremony will take place, similar to the one between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in 2021. At Backlash, Belair is set to defend against SKY, who was also drafted to SmackDown, while SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley will face Zelina Vega, who is staying on SmackDown.

Tonight’s SmackDown, taking place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will also feature Cody Rhodes, Bad Bunny, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows vs. The Viking Raiders, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Karrion Kross.

What do you think WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will say about her upcoming title defense against IYO SKY on tonight’s episode of SmackDown? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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