Tomorrow night on Friday Night Smackdown, the WWE Draft is set to kick-off, with Raw and Smackdown set to get distinct rosters.
WWE has now confirmed that the opening match to tomorrow night’s show will see former Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns battle, representing Raw and Smackdown respectively.
The winner of the exciting match tomorrow will earn their brand the first pick in the 2019 WWE Draft.
BREAKING: @WWERollins (representing #RAW) will face @WWERomanReigns (representing #SmackDown) in the opening match of Friday Night #SmackDown on @FOXTV for the rights to the first overall pick in the #WWEDraft!https://t.co/7ZpBcJzHLB
— WWE (@WWE) October 10, 2019
On the matter, WWE.com had the following to say
Seth Rollins (representing Raw) faces Roman Reigns (representing SmackDown) in the opening match of this week’s WWE Draft episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, and the victorious Superstar will earn the first overall pick for the corresponding brand.
The stakes are high for this showdown between former Shield members, as the Universal Champion squares off with The Big Dog to decide which brand gets the all-important first selection.
Will Rollins secure the top pick for Raw, or will Reigns score a major victory for the blue brand?
Tune in for the WWE Draft with Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C
WWE announcing a WrestleMania-worthy match for Smackdown this week really proves that the company are going to start treating the blue brand as their A-show moving forward.
As always, WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage of what is set to be a very interesting episode of Smackdown on FOX.
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