9/18 Friday Night SmackDown Preview: The Return Of The Bloodline
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Here are WWE.com’s official Quick Hits preview points for tonight’s SmackDown:
- Roman Reigns & Jey Uso to face Sheamus & King Corbin in Samoan Street Fight
- Sasha Banks to respond to Bayley for first time since devastating attack
- Alexa Bliss welcomes Nikki Cross as special guest on “A Moment of Bliss”
- AJ Styles to battle Sami Zayn as Intercontinental Title argument heats up
You can find WWE’s full preview HERE. We have included some excerpts below:
Roman Reigns & Jey Uso to face Sheamus & King Corbin in Samoan Street Fight
The Bloodline will be back at it as Roman Reigns & Jey Uso battle Sheamus & King Corbin in a Samoan Street Fight this Friday on SmackDown.
The Superstar cousins united last week against The Celtic Warrior & Corbin with Uso doing much of the heavy lifting. Uso showed grit in fighting off the attacks of both towering Superstars as The Big Dog laid in wait backstage. Reigns’ music helped slow down the onslaught from Sheamus & Corbin, as The Big Dog’s entrance allowed Uso to regroup.
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— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2020
A high-flying splash from Uso on Sheamus all but sealed the victory, but the Universal Champion cunningly tagged himself in to provide the exclamation point. Reigns then delivered a punishing Spear to The Celtic Warrior to secure the win. It wasn’t all smiles after the triumph, as the two cousins traded tenses glares while Uso attempted to raise their hands in victory.
Will Reigns use the help of Uso to “Wreck Everyone and Leave” once again? Or will Sheamus & King Corbin be able to capitalize on any friction lingering between the cousins?
Sasha Banks to respond to Bayley for first time since devastating attack
The golden shine has worn off Sasha Banks and Bayley’s friendship after the SmackDown Women’s Champion’s brutal attack two weeks ago. Now The Boss will respond to her former best friend’s stunning actions for the first time this Friday night on the blue brand.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) September 15, 2020
“The Golden Role Models” were flying high heading into SummerSlam as Banks & Bayley held the Raw, SmackDown and Women’s Tag Team Titles collectively. It started crashing down as Asuka defeated Banks at The Biggest Event of the Summer, and then Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax snatched the Women’s Tag Team Titles at WWE Payback. The downward spiral culminated in Bayley’s shocking attack on Banks, and the SmackDown Women’s Champion’s scathing remarks to her former best friend last week on the blue brand.
What will Banks have to say in response to Bayley’s vicious maneuvers?
AJ Styles to battle Sami Zayn as Intercontinental Title argument heats up
AJ Styles will take on Sami Zayn in a showdown of two Superstars who both believe they are the rightful Intercontinental Champion.
Zayn has wreaked havoc since his return, as the boisterous Superstar has tried to stake claim to the Intercontinental Title. The Great Liberator reasserted himself by attacking Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy in his reemergence on the blue brand. Zayn would then break up Hardy and Styles’ title clash last week.
I give you AJ “The Original Sham Champion” Styles, ladies and gentlemen. The man had no qualms partaking in a shameful title tournament then calling himself IC champion, knowing full well I was wrongfully stripped. I will enjoy beating you tonight very much. Warmest regards. -SZ https://t.co/sOffAbkpDB
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) September 18, 2020
Will the matchup between Styles and Zayn help clear up the Intercontinental Title picture or leave it even more chaotic than before?