The cast of SmackDown will perform this Friday at the Paycom Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (previously called Ford Center, Oklahoma City Arena, and Chesapeake Energy Arena), a 19,599-capacity coliseum, is the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder from the NBA.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
WWE Smackdown returns to action with the hangover from Royal Rumble and with the Elimination Chamber insight. As WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will get a new Challenger for the Elimination Chamber match and the rumors are that Goldberg will return and challenge Roman Reigns’ for the Championship Match.
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On the other hand, The USOS will defend their Smackdown Tag Team Championships against Viking Raiders at the Elimination Chamber 2022. The Women’s Royal Rumble 2022 winner Ronda Rousey might also choose her Wrestlemania 38 opponent in this very night of Friday night Smackdown.
Last week Friday Night SmackDown
The WWE fights that took place on Friday night ( 28th Jan) SmackDown were the following:
Cesaro and Ricochet were defeated by Ridge Holland and Sheamus
Naomi defeated Sonya Deville
Jinder Mahal and Shanky were defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs
The New Day defeated Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin
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This Week On Friday Night SmackDown, 4 February 2022
Timings – February 4 2022, 8 PM (ET) 5 February 2022, 6.30 AM IST
Ronda Rousey announces her rival for WrestleMania 38
After appearing on Raw and facing Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey will appear on SmackDown tonight. The 2022 Royal Rumble champion will announce her decision on the WrestleMania 38 match. The former UFC fighter has had tensions with both Becky Lynch and Charlotte, the two current champions.
After her appearance on Raw, everything indicates that the selected rival will be Charlotte, whom she also ultimately eliminated during the Royal Rumble. To the situation must be added the recent return of Sasha Banks who, before getting injured, was running as the contender for the title.
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Sonya Deville and Naomi continue their rivalry
While the title scene is starring Ronda Rousey, the midcard zone of the women’s division has as its great story the relationship between Sonya Deville and Naomi. The two have had a palpable tension since before the draft before Royal Rumble Naomi defeated Sonya one-on-one and at the Rumble they saw each other’s faces again, being the participants in their eliminations. They are expected to have a new segment tonight.
Roman Reigns will face Brock Lesnar
Roman Reigns will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 as Lesnar announced on Raw. The former UFC fighter won the Royal Rumble 2022 and will use his situation to try to get revenge on Roman who cost him the WWE title match against Bobby Lashley.
The Usos have new applicants
Jey and Jimmy Uso already know their next rivals for the SmackDown tag team titles. The two brothers will face The Vikings Experience in Elimination Chamber who won a qualifying match a few weeks ago. The Vikings want to regain the importance they had in the past, so this rivalry just a few months after Wrestlemania seems essential.