Roman Reigns' Special Request, Women's Tag Team Match Added To 1/1 WWE SmackDown

WWE has added a new match and segment to the January 1 edition of SmackDown.

WWE announced that Roman Reigns will make a special request of WWE management following his successful Universal Title defense in a cage match against Kevin Owens on the Christmas episode of SmackDown.

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Plus, Bianca Belair will team with Sasha Banks to take on the duo of Bayley and Carmella.

From WWE:

After Roman Reigns retained his Universal Championship by defeating Kevin Owens last week in a brutal Steel Cage Match, sources have now informed that The “Head of the Table” has made a special request of WWE Management ahead of this week’s SmackDown.

The specifics of the request have not yet been disclosed. Details to follow. Don’t miss SmackDown, Friday night at 8/7 C on FOX.


Although the tag teams of SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair and Bayley & Carmella both came up short against WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair & Asuka last week, the loss did nothing to quell the respective rivalries.

Find out what will happen when The Boss and the EST of WWE once again join forces to take on the dangerous pair of the Role Model and her “untouchable” cohort, Friday night at 8/7 C on SmackDown.

Previously announced for SmackDown was Big E taking on King Corbin in a non-title match.

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