This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown will air live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tonight’s SmackDown will feature the finals of the WWE United States Title Invitational. LWO members going Santos Escobar will go against 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio in the finals to determine #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Austin Theory.
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is currently advertised by the WWE and arena websites for tonight, but as of this writing he has not been announced for any segment or match. Jey Uso is also advertised by both websites. However, the teaser promo below seemingly confirms that both will be appearing on TV to build to their Tribal Combat match at WWE Summer Slam 2023.
Theory, Solo Sikoa, WWE Women’s Champion Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, The LWO, Damage CTRL, The O.C., The Street Profits, and Bobby Lashley are also advertised. The arena is advertising two RAW Superstars, WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER and Shinsuke Nakamura, likely for dark matches
Announced match card for tonight’s SmackDown:
– The Road to SummerSlam continues
– Karrion Kross vs. Karl Anderson
– Santos Escobar vs. 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio to determine the #1 contender for WWE United States Champion Austin Theory
– Karrion Kross vs Karl Anderson