This week’s WWE SmackDown on FOX will be a taped show. The roster is on tour in the UK and they are not expected to be back until next week. This episode was taped last Friday at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY.
The following matches and segments were taped for tonight’s WWE SmackDown episode:
- Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn in a Steel Cage match as the opener
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Ricochet will defend against Shanky
- Raquel Rodriguez will make her official SmackDown in-ring debut
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Naomi vs Shayna Baszler
- Xavier Woods vs. Ridge Holland
- Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus
- RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos in the Winners Take All Title Unification match at WrestleMania Backlash
- Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair will go up against each other in a Beat the Clock Challenge.
- Appearances by Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Jinder Mahal, and others.