The December 22, 2023 episode of Friday Night SmackDown is the Holiday edition of the show and it promises to get fans high on the Christmas spirit, one way or the other, as we head towards the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event on January 27th.

Tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown will be taking place at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and will be airing live at 8 pm Eastern time slot on FOX. Naturally, fans are excited for the show.

This is taped episode of the show, which was already done last week but there are many fans who want to catch the nation tonight. The show features a Holiday Havoc 8-woman tag team match, which will see Damage CTRL squaring off against Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Zelina Vega, and Mia Yim.

The United States championship number one contender tournament continues with the two semifinal matches, as Kevin Owens takes on Carmelo Hayes while Bobby Lashley squares off against Santos Escobar. Dragon Lee will also defend the NXT North American Championship against Butch.


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Card for December 22nd, 2023 Episode:

  • Kevin Owens vs. Carmelo Hayes
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Santos Escobar
  • Damage CTRL vs. Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Zelina Vega, and Mia Yim (Holiday Havoc)
  • Dragon Lee vs Butch – NXT North American Championship

For those eager to catch the highly anticipated episode of the blue brand, Ringside News will be providing live play-by-play coverage of tonight’s show over in our WWE SmackDown coverage hub. It promises to be a memorable episode for many reasons, so it remains to be seen how the episode will turn out.

What’s your view on this lineup for Friday Night SmackDown tonight? Are you excited for what’s in store? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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