Tag Team Title Match Set For 2/10 WWE SmackDown
Plus a number one contenders bout
Two matches are set for next Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown, one of them for the brand's Tag Team championship.
For that match, The Usos are scheduled to defend their Tag titles against recent tournament winners Braun Strowman and Ricochet.
Ricochet and Strowman won an eight-team tournament to earn the shot, after defeating Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci in the finals. The two ended up being a fill-in for semifinalists Drew McIntyre and Sheamus, who were pulled following an attack.
Regarding the champions, there's friction between Jey Uso and the overall Bloodline group, after Jey walked out following the group's beatdown of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble. On Friday's SmackDown, Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa said that Jey has spurned all communication since the walkout.
Also set for next week's SmackDown is a four-way match between Rey Mysterio, Karrion Kross, Madcap Moss, and Santos Escobar. The winner will challenge Gunther for his Intercontinental title at a later date.
The current card for next Friday's WWE SmackDown, taking place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, includes the following:
* SmackDown Tag Team: The Usos (c) vs. Braun Strowman and Ricochet
* Intercontinental Number One Contenders: Rey Mysterio vs. Madcap Moss vs. Karrion Kross vs. Santos Escobar