Three matches have been announced for next week’s episode of SmackDown.
Two of those will be title matches, with Natalya defending her Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair and Baron Corbin defending the United States title against Sin Cara. The winners of those matches will face off against their Raw counterparts in non-title champion vs. champion matches at Survivor Series later this month.
Natalya previously retained her title against Charlotte by getting herself disqualified at Hell in a Cell, which was the storyline reason given for their rematch. Corbin and Sin Cara, who was cleared to return to the ring today after suffering a knee injury at a house show over the weekend, have been feuding on television for the last few weeks.
The New Day vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn was also announced for next week after Kofi Kingston defeated Zayn tonight. Owens tried to give Kingston a post-match beatdown but was ran off by Big E and Xavier Woods.
With the roster returning from their European tour in time for the episode, next week’s SmackDown will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina and will be the go-home show for Survivor Series. SmackDown should also confirm the final member of their Survivor Series men’s team ahead of the pay-per-view.