The October 25th episode of WWE SmackDown from the Sprint Center will take place in Kansas City, Missouri. It is shaping up to be a big show which will also be the final TV edition from the blue brand before the Crown Jewel PPV. So the final hype-ups for the show will definitely be there. Plus, several matches and segments are now doing round courtesy of the host venue’s advertisements.
As of now, WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be appearing in this episode. This is likely to have some big announcements involving these legendary names on the verge of the set Team Ric Flair vs. Team Hulk Hogan tag team bout at Crown Jewel. Following SmackDown, Hogan and Flair will also be attending October 28 RAW show from St. Louis, which is the Crown Jewel go-home show, to promote the ten-man tag team match.
Yep. Next Friday on @FS1 is going to be GOOD.
— WWE (@WWE) October 19, 2019
Cain Velasquez and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will also be in attendance at SmackDown, next week. They will be resurfacing on TV after giving this week’s show from Indianapolis a miss. This could be their final TV appearances before Crown Jewel and hence we expect things to become extremely volatile between them.
Also, it’s worth to note that WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is also advertised to appear on SmackDown via the news advertisements released after the 2019 WWE Draft. It’s pretty surprising how the Raw resident star will be crossing brands even after the Draft happened, demolishing the Wild Card Rule. As of now, the Sprint Center is advertising the following lineups for next week’s SmackDown, (courtesy wrestlingINC.com)
* Cain Velasquez and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will be “under the same roof”
* WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan appear
* Roman Reigns vs. King Baron Corbin
* RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley
* Appearances by “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, Rey Mysterio and others
Next week’s episode of WWE SmackDown will be airing from FS1 instead of FOX as the later network will be covering the MLB World Series. Since it will be the final episode before Crown Jewel, we expect to have more big announcements for this one edition on next Friday night.