With WWE Backlash 2020 right around the corner, WWE returns with their “go-home” episode of Friday Night SmackDown tonight, which also features the finals of the WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight’s show:
Friday Night SmackDown preview, June 5, 2020: Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles meet in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals
Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles meet in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals, Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will sign their WWE Backlash match contract, and Heavy Machinery reunites alongside Braun Strowman against Dolp Ziggler, The Miz & John Morrison.
Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles meet in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals
Two of WWE’s most skilled competitors are set to clash when Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles face off this week on Friday Night SmackDown in the finals of a tournament to determine the new Intercontinental Champion.
Styles came to the blue brand as a man on a mission, as The Phenomenal One dispatched of former champion Shinsuke Nakamura in the opening round of the tournament. After a hit-and-run incident involving Elias threw the bracket into chaos, Styles accepted a bye into the final round while Bryan fought his way into the title matchup by defeating Sheamus.
In hopes of delivering a message to his eventual competitor, Styles challenged Bryan’s coach Drew Gulak to a match and may have taken the up-and-comer a little too lightly, as Gulak rolled up the former WWE Champion for a shocking victory.
Will Styles regroup and finally capture the title that has evaded him? Or will Bryan usher in his second reign as Intercontinental Champion?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to see who will hoist the prestigious title.
Jeff Hardy and Sheamus to converge for contract signing ahead of WWE Backlash
Sheamus has taken every opportunity to stand in the way of Jeff Hardy’s comeback, and on Friday night, he won’t have to search far to find him. The Charismatic Enigma and The Celtic Warrior will come face to face for a contract signing before they meet at WWE Backlash.
The animosity between the two accomplished Superstars reached a new level after chaos, as a hit-and-run incident involving Elias resulted in the arrest of Hardy. Last week, as Hardy attempted to explain his side of the story, Sheamus interrupted with his own message of a vicious Brogue Kick and repeated throws into the plexiglass.
Will the contract signing cause tensions boil over before the rivalry heads into WWE Backlash?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to see what happens.
Heavy Machinery reunite alongside Braun Strowman to face Dolph Ziggler, The Miz & John Morrison
Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery will combine to form an ultra-imposing team in an attempt to deliver payback for Dolph Ziggler, The Miz & John Morrison. Miz & Morrison have used a series of devious antics to try to get under the skin of The Monster Among Men prior to challenging him for the Universal Title at WWE Backlash, while Ziggler continues to torment Otis after their battle for Mandy Rose’s heart.
Tucker will reunite in the ring with his Workin’ Man pal Otis for the first time in over two months against a trio of old rivals. Strowman will also put aside his Money in the Bank worries in an effort to send a message to The Miz & John Morrison ahead of their WWE Backlash showdown.
Can Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery impose their will against Ziggler, Miz & Morrison?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to see who emerges victorious in this colossal showdown.
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