The blue brand is back with a bang, as WWE Friday Night SmackDown returns this evening with a show featuring AJ Styles vs. Drew Gulak for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, a toast to Jeff Hardy by Sheamus and a Michael Cole exclusive one-on-one interview with Matt Riddle.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight's show:
Friday Night SmackDown preview, July 3, 2020
Sheamus is set to toast Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles will defend the Intercontinental Title against Drew Gulak, and Matt Riddle joins Michael Cole for an exclusive interview.
AJ Styles and Drew Gulak set for Intercontinental Championship clash
AJ Styles put a target on his back when he invited the entire blue brand roster to witness his Intercontinental Championship presentation. The first Superstar to get an opportunity at the title will be the supremely skilled Drew Gulak.
Styles defeated Daniel Bryan in an epic showdown to usher in his first Intercontinental Title reign, but The Phenomenal One’s preoccupation with Bryan has proven costly, as a shift in attention allowed both Gulak and Matt Riddle to seize victories over Styles.
Will Styles remain focused on the task at hand, or can Gulak claim the workhorse title?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX tonight at 8/7 C to see the matchup of high-level competitors.
Sheamus ready to raise a glass to Jeff Hardy
Sheamus has invited his fellow blue brand Superstars to pop a bottle and join The Celtic Warrior in a toast to the legendary Jeff Hardy.
The “celebration” came in response to Hardy’s impassioned interview two weeks ago where he promised to overcome his latest obstacle. Sheamus defeated Hardy in a heated battle at WWE Backlash and has been overflowing with confidence ever since.
Will The Charismatic Enigma confront The Celtic Warrior over the disrespectful gesture? Or will the toast awaken the demons for Hardy?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX tonight at 8/7 C to join Sheamus in his toast to Hardy.
Matt Riddle steps in the ring for exclusive interview with Michael Cole
Fresh off of his shocking SmackDown debut and subsequent victory against Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles, what’s next for Matt Riddle?
Michael Cole will join Riddle in the middle of the ring this week for an exclusive interview to determine what the future might hold for Friday night’s newest Superstar.
After making such a big splash in his very first match, where does The Original Bro go from here?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX tonight at 8/7 C to find out.
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The #WWE blue-brand crew returns, as #SmackDown goes down TONIGHT w/ weekly @WWEonFOX show. On tap for tonight is AJ Styles vs Drew Gulak for I-C title, Michael Cole goes 1-on-1 w/ #MattRiddle & Sheamus "toasts" Jeff Hardy
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— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) July 3, 2020
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