Next week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is shaping up to be a blockbuster event, following the developments from this week’s show.

The action kicked off with Paul “Triple H” Levesque addressing the fallout from the WrestleMania XL Kickoff press event, where tensions ran high between The Rock, Roman Reigns, and Cody Rhodes. Triple H made it clear that his decision to confirm Reigns vs. Rhodes II for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania XL stands firm, dismissing any objections from The Bloodline duo.

Adding fuel to the fire, Triple H took aim at The Bloodline, asserting his authority with the iconic phrase, “it doesn’t matter” what they think about his decision.

Later in the show, Paul Heyman, the cunning strategist of The Bloodline, confronted Triple H and delivered a bold declaration: he, Roman Reigns, and The Rock will all be present on next week’s episode of SmackDown. This announcement sets the stage for a potentially explosive confrontation between the two powerhouse factions.


As anticipation builds for next week’s episode, fans can expect high-stakes drama, intense rivalries, and thrilling action as SmackDown continues to deliver must-see moments. As a reminder, Ringside News will have live play-by-play coverage of the February 16, 2024 episode of SmackDown.

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Steve Carrier

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