WWE is currently taping tonight’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown in Manchester, England, a joint taping that will also include Monday’s RAW. As previously previously noted, Imperium have been brought in for the taping. Here are the ongoing results, via Wrestling Inc:
* They brought the show opening pyro to England
* King Baron Corbin opens SmackDown to massive heat. Corbin calls out Roman Reigns and they argue. Corbin says Reigns’ testicles are now the size of marbles. Reigns gets the upperhand to end the segment
* Kayla Braxton is backstage with The New Day. Big E says they have to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles tonight so they can catch up with Charlotte Flair’s championship reigns
* The New Day’s Big E and Kofi Kingston defeated The Revival to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions. After the match, Imperium’s WWE UK Champion WALTER, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel and Alexander Wolfe attack but Heavy Machinery makes the save and get beat down. Other SmackDown Superstars then get involved to chase Imperium away.
* Cesaro and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Ali and Shorty G. Sami Zayn is still trying to get Daniel Bryan to join he and Nakamura’s team. Bryan just watched the match from the stage, despite Zayn inviting him to watch from ringside
* Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross is next with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley on commentary