Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley, Two Other Matches Set For WWE SmackDown Draft Episode

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The annual WWE Draft begins on next Friday night's episode of SmackDown, but in addition to the Draft selections, three matches have been announced for the event.

In a match for the SmackDown Women's title, Sasha Banks will challenge for former tag team partner Bayley's championship.

Weeks after Bayley turned on her, Banks gained a measure of revenge by attacking Bayley at Sunday's Clash of Champions.

The match will take place on the 364th day of Bayley's reign. She defeated Charlotte Flair on last year's SmackDown portion of the Draft to begin her title run.

Also in action, The Fiend will go one on one with Kevin Owens. 

Though he's technically a Raw superstar, Owens appeared on Friday's SmackDown to host The KO Show, with Alexa Bliss as his guest. When Owens' line of questioning got deeply into her and Bray Wyatt's connection, The Fiend appeared and put Owens in the Mandible Claw.

In a falls count anywhere match, Big E goes one on one with Sheamus.

Big E defeated Sheamus at the Payback pay-per-view in August. Sheamus later gained revenge by attacking Big E prior to a number one contender's four-way match, taking him out of the contest.

Friday's episode of SmackDown constitutes one half of the Draft, with the remaining portion occurring on the October 12 episode of Raw.

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