The January 5th, 2024 episode of Friday Night SmackDown will be the first episode of the blue brand for this year and is the New Year’s Revolution edition as well. The show promises to start off the year with a bang and fans can’t wait for the show tonight.

Tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown will be emanating from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and will be airing live at 8 pm Eastern time slot on FOX. Naturally, there are a lot of things fans can look forward to.

The United States title contender’s tournament final will see Kevin Owens squaring off against Santos Escobar. The winner will challenge Logan Paul at the Royal Rumble on Saturday, January 27. Paul is also set to be on SmackDown this week.

There is also a triple threat match featuring Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles, where the victor earns the opportunity to challenge WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble.


WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY will defend her title against Michin, while a thrilling tag team match is set with Butch teaming up with a mystery partner against the formidable duo Pretty Deadly, featuring Elton Prince and Kit Wilson.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Card for January 5th, 2024 Episode:

  • Undisputed Universal Championship number one contender’s match: Randy Orton vs. LA Knight vs. AJ Styles
  • United States Champion Logan Paul appears
  • Roman Reigns returns
  • United States Championship contender’s tournament finals: Kevin Owens vs. Santos Escobar
  • WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY defends against Michin
  • Butch & a mystery partner vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson)

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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