With the eyes of WWE fans firmly on Friday’s SmackDown –
which will begin the WWE Draft – a huge match-up has now been announced for
this week’s outing for the blue brand.
Straight from WWE.com, Universal Champion Seth Rollins will face
Roman Reigns in a non-titlematch that will open Friday’s show. Rollins
will represent Raw, while Roman will represent SmackDown – and the winner will earn the first overall Draft pick for their respective brand.
Find the full WWE announcement below.
Seth Rollins (representing Raw) faces Roman Reigns
(representing SmackDown) in the opening match of this week’s WWE Draft episode
of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, and the victorious Superstar will earn the
first overall pick for the corresponding brand.
The stakes are high for this showdown between former
Shield members, as the Universal Champion squares off with The Big Dog to
decide which brand gets the all-important first selection.
Will Rollins secure the top pick for Raw, or will Reigns
score a major victory for the blue brand?
Tune in for the WWE Draft with Friday Night SmackDown on
FOX at 8/7 C.
Of course, Rollins and Reigns are more than familiar with each
other thanks to their time teaming together as two-thirds of The Shield, and their time facing off against one another for singles gold.
Following SmackDown, the WWE Draft will culminate on Monday’s
episode of Raw; the current belief being that Raw and SmackDown will then move forward with a strict roster split in place.