The Rock Announces He Will Be At WWE SmackDown On Fox Premiere


It's official; The Rock will be headed back to WWE SmackDown this Friday, Oct. 4 when SmackDown premieres on Fox.

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Friday's SmackDown is being billed as a 20th Anniversary celebration for program, which was named after one of The Rock's many catchphrases. The Rock has not appeared on WWE television since defeating Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32.

Other superstars scheduled to appear on SmackDown include Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Sting, Goldberg, and Hulk Hogan.

The Fox premiere of SmackDown will be headlined by a WWE Championship bout between champion Kofi Kingston defending his title against Brock Lesnar. Also scheduled for the show is a tag team bout between Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch against Bayley & Sasha Banks and a ladder match pitting Kevin Owens against Shane McMahon where both careers are on the line.

Fightful will have live coverage of SmackDown beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 4.

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