WWE advertising four matches for Friday Night SmackDown this week

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/01/30/wwe-advertising-four-matches-for-friday-night-smackdown-this-week/

Ahead of Friday Night SmackDown this week, the company has announced four matches set for Tulsa, Oklahoma airing on Fox this week.

There will be a Fatal 4-Way tag match to determine the number one contender for the SmackDown tag titles featuring the teams of Heavy Machinery, The Miz & John Morrison, The Revival, and Lucha House Party.

The winners of the match will challenge Kofi Kingston & Big E. for the tag titles at Super Showdown on Thursday, February 27th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and would mark the first official match for the company’s next major event.

In a rematch from the Royal Rumble, Sheamus will take on Shorty G. On Sunday, the two opened the kickoff show with a pretty well-worked match that lacked any crowd heat given their position early in the evening. Sheamus won the match with a Brogue kick.

In a match for the Intercontinental title, Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the championship against Braun Strowman. The program has been built for weeks including Strowman pinning Nakamura in a non-title match on the January 10th edition of SmackDown in Evansville, Indiana.

Finally, they are listing a rematch from last week’s episode of SmackDown with Roman Reigns teaming with The Usos against King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode. This follows the Royal Rumble where Reigns defeated Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere match with The Usos, Ziggler, and Roode getting involved in the match, which took place all over the field level of Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The tag match should be fun although it would be better if it was just Miz & Morrison vs. The Revival. Heavy Machinery have bigger and better things to concentrate on, the Mandy Rose storyline. Miz & Morrison should win the titles in Saudi and they’ll hopefully breathe some life into the division.

Not interested in the other 3 matches announced. If they had built up to Nakamura/Chad Gable for the Intercontinental title instead then I would’ve been interested.

Yup the tag match is very strange I mean is it just “theses are all the teams on SD so they’re can fight it out for a title shot.” I mean Lucha House Party? Why are they up for a title shot? So they can eat the pin? Feels like Mix and Morrison should just get the shot it is obvious that is where they are going after the last few weeks. Unless this is an out because Miz or Morrison has refused to go to Saudi.