Roman Reigns Returns, Two US Title Top Contender Tournament Bouts Set For 12/15 WWE SmackDown

Roman Reigns is back.

WWE announced that Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will return on the December 15 episode of WWE SmackDown.

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Reigns has been off television since he defeated LA Knight at WWE Crown Jewel to retain his title.

Plus, Kevin Owens will take on Austin Theory and Grayson Waller will face a handpicked NXT superstar. Both matches are part of the top contender tournament for the WWE United States Championship.

Santos Escobar and Bobby Lashley advanced in the tournament on the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown.

Here is the current lineup for next Friday's WWE SmackDown:

WWE SmackDown (12/15)

  • Roman Reigns Returns
  • WWE US Title Contender Tournament: Grayson Waller vs. NXT Superstar
  • WWE US Title Contender Tournament: Kevin Owens vs. Austin Theory

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

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