In a spectacular buildup to WWE Fastlane, this Friday's "WWE SmackDown" episode promises to be an explosive affair, taking place just before Fastlane unfolds in Indianapolis on Saturday. Notably, despite the brand split implemented after WWE's recent draft, numerous "WWE Raw" stars are expected at the Friday taping in St.
Louis. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso are already on the roster for the evening, while reliable sources like PWInsider have highlighted that the Alpha Academy trio - Chad Gable, Otis, and Maxxine Dupri - are set to join them. While the appearances of Rhodes and Uso on the night's broadcast are certain, it's still in the air whether Alpha Academy will grace our screens or be reserved for an off-camera dark match, a trend that has been observed with some "Raw" stars lately.
Stellar SmackDown Lineup
The official WWE website has further fueled the excitement by announcing big names like John Cena, Bobby Lashley, Jimmy Uso, LA Knight, Austin Theory, and the promising Grayson Waller for the SmackDown episode.
Adding to this stellar lineup, St. Louis' renowned Enterprise Center has dropped hints about witnessing AJ Styles, the reigning United States Champion Rey Mysterio, Charlotte Flair, Street Profits, Asuka, IYO SKY, and the dynamic Bayley.
WWE enthusiasts have another reason to be glued to their screens, as the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions - Finn Balor and Damian Priest, under their alias 'The Judgment Day', will also be marking their presence. It's anticipated that they'll share the ring for a final standoff with Rhodes and Uso before the big day.
The upcoming Fastlane event has already generated a buzz with its lineup. Matches to watch out for include a showdown between Cena and Knight against The Bloodline, IYO SKY putting her WWE Women's Championship on the line against the duo of Asuka and Flair, and a high-voltage six-man tag featuring The LWO battling it out with Lashley and Street Profits. Stay tuned to WrestlingInc this Saturday for a comprehensive coverage of all the Fastlane action.