Check out the preview and matches announced for the WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 18 October 2019 (10/18/2019).
- Date- 18 October 2019
- Location- Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, US
- Time- 8 PM EST(19 October 2019 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
Shinsuke Nakamura(c) vs Roman Reigns – WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sami Zayn was upset that he and Nakamura were drafted to SmackDown only in the third round. He expressed it on Twitter and also took a shot at Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns responded by challenging Nakamura in the ring and to also bring his title with him. Nakamura excepts and WWE announces the match.
Will we see a title change on SmackDown for the third week in a row? Probably, yes! But there is one more storyline that could start from here. Seth Rollins is needed to be replaced in the tag team at Crown Jewel. So, it may be possible that Reigns replaces him due to his rivalry with Nakamura and Zayn.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley to appear on Miz TV
Apparantely, Bayley has plenty of questions left to answer following her gimmick change, her Championship win against Charlotte Flair and turning against the fans. The Miz is ready to roll out the blue carpet and give the champion an opportunity to clarify what inspired her last week’s outburst. Will Bayley share her true intentions, or will she continue to lash out at the WWE Universe after last week’s two-word antagonizing refrain?
6 Pack Challenge – No #1 Contender’s Match
With Charlotte Flair now being moved to the RAW roster, a new challenger is needed. Nikki Cross, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Dana Brooke, and Lacey Evans: all of them will be competing in a six-pack challenge match to become the new number #1 contender for WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bayley. Who will emerge as the new challenger for Bayley- a newly turned heel? Maybe Carmella or Evans?
The Revival & Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler vs The New Day & The Heavy Machinery – 8 Men Tag Team Match
Two of these teams are new joiners at SmackDown while the other two have been here for a while. All four of them are part of the largest Tag Team Turmoil match for the World Cup at Crown Jewel 2019. One is a tag team champion and two others are former champions. Heavy Machinery recently lost the RAW Tag Team Championship match against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler while the New Day dropped the SmackDown Titles to the Revival at Clash of Champions. So, enough heat is there between these teams.