Next week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is already shaping up to be a must-watch event with several exciting developments.

During this week’s Tribute To The Troops special themed episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, two first-round matches took place in the U.S. Title Contender Tournament. Santos Escobar secured a victory against Dragon Lee, while Bobby Lashley emerged victorious against Karrion Kross, advancing them to the next round. Fans can look forward to an epic showdown between Escobar and Lashley in the semifinals.

On the other side of the bracket, despite suffering an injured hand, Kevin Owens will step into the ring next Friday night in Green Bay, WI, to face Austin Theory in another first-round tournament bout.

Grayson Waller is set to go head-to-head against a mystery NXT Superstar in the fourth and final first-round tourney match. This unexpected element adds an extra layer of anticipation to the tournament.


Additionally, WWE has confirmed that “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns, who holds the WWE Universal Championship, will make his television return on next week’s blue brand WWE on FOX program. Reigns’ presence is sure to set the stage for significant developments as the Road to WrestleMania continues.

Wrestling fans won’t want to miss next Friday night’s live WWE SmackDown, scheduled for 8/7c, as it promises to deliver thrilling matches and storyline advancements in the world of WWE.

Which match or segment are you most excited about for next week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown? Leave us a comment below.

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