In the lead up to next Saturday’s premium live event Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, WWE will tap back-to-back episodes of “SmackDown” at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday, August 26.
according to combat choiceand Xavier Woods and WWE Hall of Famer JBL to return to tapings in Motor City. While Woods has been planned for both shows, it is not known what capacity WWE plans to use for JBL, and whether he will appear on Friday or at the home show before Clash at the Castle.
Woods has been out of WWE TV since the July 29th of “SmackDown” to Selling injuries from an attack on a steel chair at the hands of Viking invaders. In his absence, New Day’s Kofi Kingston continued to feud with the Viking Riders over the blue brand, defeating Erik in a singles match on the August 5 episode.
Meanwhile, JBL has made only a few appearances since stepping away from the commentary team “SmackDown” in September 2017. These specials include “Raw 25” in January 2018 and Survivor Series 2020 during The Undertaker’s retirement party. After inducting the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 (as part of the 2020 class), JBL appeared Night 2 WrestleMania 37 To provide commentary on Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn match.
Although WWE has not confirmed, New Day vs.Viking Riders is expected to take place at Clash of the Castle next Saturday. As of this writing, Five matches confirmed For the biggest WWE UK event in over 30 years.
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