By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for tonight’s WWE Friday Night Smackdown on Fox television show.
-AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in an Intercontinental Title tournament match.
-Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus in an Intercontinental Title tournament match.
-NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley in a champion vs. champion match.
-Otis and Mandy Rose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville.
Powell’s POV: Daniel Bryan defeated Drew Gulak, and Elias beat King Corbin in first-round IC Title tournament matches last night. The winner of the Hardy vs. Sheamus match will face Daniel Bryan in the semifinals, and the winner of Styles vs. Nakamura will meet Elias in the semifinals. Smackdown was taped last week in Orlando, Florida at the WWE Performance Center without fans in attendance. Join me for my live review tonight at 7CT/8ET. My same night audio reviews are available exclusively for Dot Net Members.
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