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Universal title match set for WWE SmackDown season premiere

Two matches have been announced for next week's season premiere episode of SmackDown.

Roman Reigns will defend his Universal Championship against Braun Strowman on SmackDown's season premiere next Friday. After being split up in the WWE Draft, The New Day will have their "farewell to SmackDown" match next Friday. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E will face Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura & Sheamus in a six-man tag match.

The Reigns vs. Strowman title match comes in advance of Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Jey Uso at Hell in a Cell on Sunday, October 25. It was announced on SmackDown tonight that Reigns vs. Uso will be the first-ever Hell in a Cell I Quit match. Reigns also warned Uso that -- after Uso says I Quit -- there will be consequences.

Kingston & Woods returned to the ring on SmackDown tonight and defeated Cesaro & Nakamura to win the SmackDown Tag Team titles. After the match, it was announced that Kingston & Woods have been drafted to Raw and Big E has been drafted to SmackDown. Big E also defeated Sheamus in a falls count anywhere match tonight.

Reigns stayed on SmackDown in tonight's draft. Strowman, Cesaro, Nakamura, and Sheamus are in the night two draft pool and are eligible to be selected by SmackDown or Raw on Monday.

There will be a special 30-minute pre-show airing on Fox before next week's SmackDown season premiere. The pre-show is a Fox broadcast that will be hosted by Renee Paquette (formerly known as Renee Young in WWE) and Booker T.