With the show taking place in her hometown, tonight’s SmackDown will include a celebration for Bianca Belair.
WWE has announced that there will be a “homecoming celebration” for Belair on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. The show is taking place at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“After a groundbreaking year, Bianca Belair returns to home to Knoxville to be honored on SmackDown,” WWE wrote.
“Join the blue brand and a proud city as The EST of WWE is recognized for her tremendous achievements, from winning the 2021 Royal Rumble Match to headlining WrestleMania in a history-making SmackDown Championship Match against Sasha Banks to her monumental title reign. Don’t miss SmackDown tonight at 8/7 C on FOX.”
Belair lost the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch in 26 seconds at SummerSlam last month. Belair is getting her rematch for the title against Lynch at Extreme Rules on Sunday, September 26.
It’s also been announced that Seth Rollins will “answer for his heinous actions” against Edge from last week’s SmackDown on tonight’s show. Rick Boogs vs. Robert Roode is also set for the episode.
Rollins defeated Edge on last week’s SmackDown at Madison Square Garden. Rollins got the win after hitting a stomp to Edge’s neck. Leading into the finish, Rollins gave Edge a low blow and then hit a series of superkicks to the face. Edge was stretchered out and taken out by ambulance in a post-match angle.
“After some deep introspection this past week, I believe my true feelings have come to the surface. I’m very excited to share this experience with you all tonight on #smackdown,” Rollins tweeted.