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Next to nothing announced for tonight’s SmackDown as of Thursday night.
But WWE already has plenty of stuff announced for NEXT Friday - with that SmackDown being promoted as a special “WrestleMania Edition”.
It’ll include a 4-way for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles - Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defending against Chad Gable & Otis...Rey & Dominik Mysterio...and the Street Profits.
Also, this year’s Andre The Giant Battle Royal will be on the show. 22 participants from the SmackDown and Raw rosters. The full list is out there. It includes Shinsuke Nakamura, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Mustafa Ali, Ricochet and Elias.
Again, that’s all announced for NEXT Friday’s SmackDown. Tonight’s show...we can’t tell you anything about.
Pretty Deadly is still the NXT UK Tag Team Champions. The challengers fell apart. Kenny Williams turned on his partner Amir Jordan...after Jordan refused to use a tag belt Williams tossed him after the referee had been knocked out.
Emilia McKenzie - not Millie anymore, apparently - returned to NXT UK. She confronted women’s champ Kay Lee Ray. Isla Dawn then turned up to attack McKenzie. That drew out Meiko Satomura to even the odds...and together, she and McKenzie ran off KLR and Dawn. Those two sides will meet in a tag team match on the NXT UK: Prelude special NEXT Thursday.
New NXT UK signee Stevie Turner - formerly known as Bobby Tyler in RevPro, Stardom and other promotions - made her debut on Thursday’s episode. He was pinned by Aoife (EE-fo) Valkyrie.
Former Divas and NXT Women’s Champion Paige is still hoping for an in-ring return with WWE. During her Twitch stream he told her followers she’d like to do what Daniel Bryan and Edge did...and get medically cleared.
(Paige Neck Check)
Paige was forced to retire after a neck injury back in 2017. She confirmed she’s still under a WWE contract.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has the latest in-ring chapter in the feud between Brian Johnson and Danhausen. Johnson pinned Danhausen to win a 4-way during last weekend’s 19th Anniversary show.
The other two men involved in that match - Eli Isom and LSG - will meet one-on-one - also on this weekend’s episode.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Tonight’s New Japan Strong...has Team Filthy in the main event. FILTHY Tom Lawor, Chris Dickinson and JR Kratos will take on Brody King and Riegel Twins.
Also tonight, TJP and Alex Coughlin team up against Misterioso and Jordan Clearwater. Plus, Rocky Romero vs. Kevin Knight.
A couple matches announced for Monday night’s AEW Dark: Elevation - Matt Hardy vs. Dark Order’s Alan “5” Angels. Plus, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page teaming up for the first time against Matt and Mike Sydal.
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