At least one new title challenger will be made official for WrestleMania 36 on next week’s SmackDown.
The New Day and The Usos will face off in a number one contender’s match on SmackDown next Friday. The winning team will challenge The Miz & John Morrison for the SmackDown Tag Team titles at WrestleMania.
The Intercontinental title match for WrestleMania could also be confirmed on SmackDown next week. Drew Gulak will face Shinsuke Nakamura on the episode. If Gulak wins, Daniel Bryan will get an Intercontinental title shot against Sami Zayn at WrestleMania.
Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka is the third match that’s been announced for next week’s SmackDown. Bliss & Nikki Cross have been calling out Asuka & Kairi Sane for a shot at the Women’s Tag Team titles.
Bray Wyatt will also host a new edition of Firefly Fun House next Friday. The segment will continue the build to The Fiend vs. John Cena at WrestleMania.
Next week’s SmackDown is expected to be taped in advance.