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Braun Strowman appearance announced for WWE SmackDown

Strowman will appear on Friday's SmackDown after returning to the company on Raw.

After returning to WWE on Monday's Raw, Braun Strowman has been announced for Friday's SmackDown episode. 

Strowman stated in a backstage promo on Raw that he would be at SmackDown on Friday, promising to eventually give answers as to how and why he returned to the company. 

Strowman interrupted a fatal four-way match to crown new number one contenders to the Undisputed Tag Team titles as he made his return on Raw, leaving all eight competitors in the match laying, and spearing Otis through the ringside barricade. The match was ruled a no contest. 

Strowman's return comes 15 months after being released by WWE as part of the promotion's mass layoffs in June 2021. He had since been a part of the Control Your Narrative promotion, appeared as part of a CYN stable in an angle on Ring of Honor's Final Battle pay-per-view last December, and wrestled a handful of independent dates.