10/2 Friday Night SmackDown Preview: Crowning The Tribal Chief, Jeff Hardy Gets His Rematch
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Here are WWE.com’s official Quick Hits preview points for tonight’s SmackDown:
- Universal Champion Roman Reigns to be officially crowned as Tribal Chief
- Sami Zayn to face Jeff Hardy in Intercontinental Championship showdown
- Kevin Owens to bring “The KO Show” to SmackDown as Alexa Bliss joins
You can find WWE’s full preview HERE. We have included some excerpts below:
Universal Champion Roman Reigns to be officially crowned as Tribal Chief
It was about more than just the title at WWE Clash of Champions. It was about asserting his place at the head of the table for Roman Reigns.
TONIGHT on #SmackDown!
📺 8/7c on @FOXTV
— WWE (@WWE) October 2, 2020
After successfully defending his Universal Championship, Reigns will now be officially crowned the Tribal Chief in a ceremony presided over by Paul Heyman on SmackDown this Friday. The recognition comes on the heels of The Big Dog’s brutal victory over his cousin Jey Uso at WWE Clash of Champions.
What will Reigns have to say about his vicious actions? And will the rest of the legendary Anoa’i family simply accept the champion’s crowning?
Sami Zayn to face Jeff Hardy in Intercontinental Championship showdown
Sami Zayn finally has what he wants, but Jeff Hardy is set on righting the wrongs from WWE Clash of Champions. The Great Liberator and The Charismatic Enigma will meet in an Intercontinental Championship clash on Friday Night SmackDown.
¡Viva la Libertad! ¡Viva El Campeón! pic.twitter.com/myHOQEmcyQ
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) October 1, 2020
Zayn captured the Intercontinental Title in a grueling Triple Threat Winner Take All Ladder Match with Hardy and AJ Styles. As Hardy and The Phenomenal One searched for one last gasp, Zayn searched for the handcuffs he had stashed away. The outspoken Superstar locked Hardy and Styles to ladders and scaled to grab the titles as his competitors could only watch.
Will Zayn resort to more schemes to keep both Intercontinental Titles in his possession? Or will Hardy recapture the gold?
Kevin Owens to bring “The KO Show” to SmackDown as Alexa Bliss joins
No one on SmackDown has been able to shake Alexa Bliss from the hold The Fiend has over her, so perhaps it’s time to give someone from Raw a try. Kevin Owens will host a special edition of “The KO Show” this Friday as part of the brand-to-brand invitational.
In recent weeks, Bliss has snapped into Sister Abigail attacks on Nikki Cross and Lacey Evans after the utterance of The Fiend’s name. Then, the chilling emergence of The Fiend’s image last week caused Bliss to manically attack The Sassy Southern Belle.
Will Owens be able to help free Bliss from The Fiend’s grasp? Or will the demonic figure use the opportunity to pull Bliss further into the darkness?