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Strowman segment, Women's tag title rematch set for WWE SmackDown


WWE has made a couple of announcements for the first post-WrestleMania 36 episode of SmackDown.

After defeating Goldberg at WrestleMania, Braun Strowman will make his first appearance as Universal Champion on Friday's SmackDown. Strowman was the replacement for Roman Reigns in the Universal title match at WrestleMania after Reigns pulled out of the show.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross became the new Women's Tag Team Champions by defeating Asuka & Kairi Sane at WrestleMania. On Friday's SmackDown, Bliss & Cross will defend their titles against Asuka & Sane in a WrestleMania rematch.

This is Strowman's first World title reign. Bliss & Cross are now two-time Women's Tag Team Champions.

Asuka was also in action on Raw this Monday. She defeated Liv Morgan on the show.

WWE is resuming tapings at the Performance Center this Friday. The closed set tapings will run for a week and will include three episodes each of Raw and SmackDown. Dave Meltzer also noted that it's believed several episodes of NXT will be filmed at Full Sail University.