Big E is returning to in-ring action for the first time since April.
WWE has announced The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E) vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in a six-man tag match for this week's SmackDown. The show is taking place at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
This will be Big E's first match since the post-WrestleMania 35 edition of SmackDown. He suffered a torn meniscus while teaming with Kingston & Woods against Cesaro, Sheamus & Drew McIntyre on that episode.
Kingston will defend his WWE Championship against Ziggler in a steel cage match at Stomping Grounds in Tacoma, Washington on June 23.
Kingston retained against Ziggler at Super ShowDown last Friday. Ziggler superkicked Woods on the outside during the match, then Woods kicked Ziggler when the referee wasn't looking. That led to Kingston hitting Trouble in Paradise on Ziggler and getting the win.
Ziggler did a backstage interview after facing Kingston at Super ShowDown. He called Kingston a coward and demanded the steel cage match.