Tonight’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown will feature the start of the 2019 WWE Draft with an all new format and Charlotte giving a rematch to Bayley for the SmackDown women’s title.
Below is the official show preview:
Friday Night SmackDown Preview, Oct. 11, 2019: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to face off on SmackDown for number one pick
A historic WWE Draft gets underway on SmackDown with the future of 30 Superstars to be determined on tonight’s episode. WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins will represent Raw in a match against SmackDown’s Roman Reigns to decide which brand will earn the first overall pick.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to face off on SmackDown for number one pick
Seth Rollins (representing Raw) faces Roman Reigns (representing SmackDown) in the opening match of this week’s WWE Draft episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, and the victorious Superstar will earn the first overall pick for the corresponding brand.
The stakes are high for this showdown between former Shield members, as the Universal Champion squares off with The Big Dog to decide which brand gets the all-important first selection.
Will Rollins secure the top pick for Raw, or will Reigns score a major victory for the blue brand?
Charlotte Flair and Bayley to collide tonight for SmackDown Women’s Title in WWE Hell in a Cell rematch
Charlotte and Bayley are ‘bout to run it back!
Yes, following her defeat over Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Title at WWE Hell in a Cell, Charlotte Flair will square off with her longtime rival in a rematch tonight on Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.
Can Bayley end The Queen’s history-making tenth title reign only five days after Charlotte recaptured the title? Or will Flair make Bayley bow down yet again as the WWE Draft begins? Find out when the two collide tonight at 8/7 C on FOX.
WWE Draft begins with Friday Night SmackDown on FOX
SmackDown and Raw are officially on the clock.
A historic WWE Draft gets underway on SmackDown with the future of 30 Superstars to be determined on tonight’s episode. The preliminary draft pool was released earlier this week on WWE.com, and it revealed that the fates of WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, The O.C., “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and more will be revealed on SmackDown.
It will be a star-studded affair as celebrities from FOX and NBCUniversal will take part in the draft process. Fourteen-time MLB All-Star and FOX analyst Alex Rodriguez, “Saturday Night Live’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Weekend Update” segments, “Mr. Robot’s” Christian Slater, “NFL on FOX’s” Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer are among the headliners set to take part.
Below is the full list of WWE Draft rules:
* Over 70 Superstars, as well as tag teams, are eligible for selection in this year’s WWE Draft
* SmackDown will draft 30 Superstars, and Raw will select another 41 Superstars
* Since SmackDown is a two-hour show and Raw is a three-hour show, for every two picks SmackDown makes, Raw will receive three
* Tag teams will count as one pick unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team
* Any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing
What’s next for Kevin Owens after his Ladder Match win?
Kevin Owens impressed the STAPLES Center crowd with a high-flying Ladder Match against Shane McMahon with their careers literally hanging in the balance. KO exited with the victory but not before firing Shane-O-Mac and delivering a gratifying Stunner.
Is Owens finally freed from the grips of Shane? Have we heard the last from the “Best in the World?”
What Raw Superstar is destined for SmackDown glory?
A number of high-profile Raw Superstars are eligible for tonight’s round of the WWE Draft as Sasha Banks, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles and Braun Strowman are all available in the draft pool.
Will a change in scenery help one of these Superstars usher in a new era of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX?
Tune in to the WWE Draft on FOX at 8/7 C to see who will trading in red for blue following the WWE Draft.