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Roman Reigns announced for this week's WWE SmackDown

Reigns will return to SmackDown for the first time since June 17.
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Roman Reigns will appear on this week's WWE SmackDown. 

The return of Reigns was announced during this week's Raw episode, the first time that Reigns has appeared live on WWE programming since defeating Riddle in an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match on the June 17 SmackDown show.

Reigns is set to defend the WWE Universal title against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam in a last man standing match on Saturday, July 30 in Nashville at Nissan Stadium. The two last faced off at WrestleMania 38, where Reigns defeated Lesnar to unify the WWE and Universal titles.

The only other segment announced for this week's SmackDown is Maximum Male Models showcasing their tennis wear collection. The trio of Max Dupri, Mace, and Mansoor debuted the Maximum Male Models stable on last week's episode. 

Here is this week's lineup for SmackDown in Fort Worth, Texas: 

WWE SmackDown, Friday, July 8 --

  • Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns appears
  • Maximum Male Models showcase their tennis wear collection