Here is the full Match Card for this week's Friday Night edition which is scheduled to air on May 26, 2023, live from Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC.
Friday Night SmackDown currently airs live every Friday on Fox from 8:00 ET–10:00 PM ET in the United States. WWE SmackDown starts live at 1 am in the UK on BT Sport 1 on Saturday mornings.
WWE SmackDown Time In Australia:
It airs live on at 10 am (AEST) on Fox8
WWE SmackDown Time In Canada:
It airs live every Friday at 8 Am on Sportsnet 360
WWE SmackDown Time In South Africa:
The show also airs live on Supersport in South Africa on Saturday at 02:00 am CAT
SmackDown Time In Italy:
In Italy, SmackDown airs on DMAX at 2:00 pm with the international version of one-hour shows airing on Cielo in Italian
WWE SmackDown Time In India:
SmackDown airs live on Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 1 in India at 5:30 am
It is presented by Michael Cole (play-by-play commentator) Pat McAfee.
Confirmed Match Card
Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa join “The KO Show”
Next week, brace yourself for an electrifying surge of intensity as "The KO Show" escalates to unprecedented levels with the inclusion of the undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, and the formidable Solo Sikoa.
The seething animosity between Reigns, Sikoa, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn has reached a boiling point, simmering intensely for nearly half a year. This combustible rivalry will culminate in an epic clash for the highly coveted Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles at the grand spectacle of WWE Night of Champions.
With a rich tapestry of history woven between these four fierce competitors, the palpable tension is set to soar to astronomical heights as Reigns and Sikoa make their much-anticipated debut on "The KO Show." Expect nothing short of a symphony of passion, enthralling the audience and leaving them spellbound.
Raquel Rodriguez needs to find a partner to face Damage CTRL
Ever since Raquel Rodriguez and her esteemed tag team partner Liv Morgan were compelled to relinquish the illustrious WWE Women's Tag Team Titles owing to Morgan's unfortunate injury, Rodriguez has been soaring solo in her endeavors.
In the latest turn of events this past Friday, Rodriguez, in the absence of Morgan, found herself confronted by the formidable duo of Bayley and IYO SKY from Damage CTRL. Boldly, they issued a challenge to Rodriguez, urging her to procure a reliable ally for an impending showdown. The urgency is palpable as Rodriguez must swiftly seek out a trustworthy comrade, for they will be one of the four vying teams striving to determine the next holders of the highly coveted WWE Women's Tag Team Championships.
The Phenomenal One battles The Harbinger of Doom
Merely a day prior to his momentous clash with the formidable Seth "Freakin" Rollins, a battle of titans destined to crown the illustrious World Heavyweight Champion at the grand stage of WWE Night of Champions, the indomitable AJ Styles will engage in an enthralling encounter with the relentless force of nature, Karrion Kross.
The ominous warning of Kross' impending pursuit of Styles was unmistakably conveyed when his enigmatic accomplice, Scarlett, ceremoniously presented a tarot card bearing the likeness of the renowned Styles himself. This cryptic gesture, laden with symbolic implications, foreshadows the inevitable confrontation that looms on the horizon, as Kross sets his sights on dismantling the foundation of Styles' dominion.
United States Champion Austin Theory fights in his first banger against Sheamus
Ever since gracing the hallowed grounds of SmackDown, the prodigious United States Champion, Austin Theory, has been subjected to an insurmountable wave of disdain and derision. Or so he claims.
Following a disheartening defeat in the inaugural round of the esteemed World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, Theory found solace in expressing his grievances this past week. However, his arrogant proclamations were abruptly curtailed by the arrival of the indomitable "Celtic Warrior" Sheamus, whose merciless Brogue Kick served as a resounding proclamation, silencing the haughty champion with unbridled brutality.
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