This week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown has been taped live from Manchester in the United Kingdom and since both SmackDown and Raw are set to be pre-taped tonight, the episode was taped much earlier.
Following on from last week’s invasion show, SmackDown seemingly presented the show that should have taken place last week but many of the WWE stars were stuck in Saudi Arabia.
This week saw The New Day, represented by Kofi Kingston and Big E, take on The Revival for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. The New Day were successful in regaining their Championships and now it appears that the Survivor Series match will change.
Instead of The Revival taking on The Viking Raiders and The Undisputed Era, The New Day will now slot into their place in a match that will decide who the dominant tag team is in the WWE.
This is Kingston’s first title reign since he was defeated on SmackDown’s debut on FOX and lost his WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar in a matter of seconds. Xavier Woods is still out of action with an Achilles injury so Kofi Kingston has taken his place and it seems that he will remain as part of the tag team scene moving forward.
Kingston’s loss to Lesnar is still yet to be addressed on WWE TV, but since contractual rematches no longer take place, and Lesnar has now taken the Championship with him over to Monday Night Raw, WWE could be looking to forget about the entire situation.
The tapings are still taking place live from the United Kingdom and a number of other surprises could be set to happen since Tyson Fury is yet to appear and Sasha Banks is set to take on Nikki Cross in her first match since Hell in a Cell.