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Four matches announced for next week's WWE SmackDown


Much of the lineup for next Friday's SmackDown has already been revealed.

- NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley will face off in a non-title champion vs. champion match on next Friday's show. That was set up when Charlotte appeared on SmackDown tonight as part of the brand-to-brand invitation.

Bayley challenged Charlotte to the champion vs. champion match and Charlotte accepted. Charlotte also asked if Sasha Banks is her own woman or if she's happy being Bayley's lackey and an afterthought.

- The first round of WWE's Intercontinental title tournament will conclude with the remaining first round matches taking place on next week's SmackDown. Jeff Hardy will face off with Sheamus, and AJ Styles will take on Shinsuke Nakamura. The winner of Hardy vs. Sheamus will advance to face Daniel Bryan in the semifinals. The winner of Styles vs. Nakamura will advance to a semifinal match against Elias.

- A mixed tag grudge match is also set for SmackDown next week. It will be Mandy Rose & Otis vs. Sonya Deville & Dolph Ziggler.

Following his win in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match, Otis appeared on a Miz TV segment at the start of SmackDown tonight. It led to Braun Strowman later agreeing to team with Otis in the main event and them defeating Miz & Morrison.

A promo with Deville and Ziggler also aired on SmackDown tonight, with Deville saying Rose will never be a winner like her and will never have the skill, talent, charisma, and mind that Deville has. Deville said she's just getting started ruining Rose's life.