As 2020 begins, WWE is looking to get the year off to a great start and the first Friday Night SmackDown could be huge. Plenty of rumors are flying around about Friday night’s episode from the blue brand, and there could be two former world champions from other promotions in attendance. If the speculation is to be believed, John Morrison could make his official return and David Arquette may make an appearance on camera.
There have already been rumors that a former champion could finally make his long-awaited return on the January 3 SmackDown. Sheamus has had vignettes aired for weeks hyping up his return, but no one knows when the Celtic Warrior is actually going to show back up on WWE television.
Now, PWInsider is reporting that former Impact World Champion John Morrison is in Memphis, which is the site of tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown. It was confirmed weeks ago that Morrison had officially returned to WWE after finishing up with Lucha Underground and Impact.
He’s been seen interacting with other WWE superstars on social media, further building up hype for his return. Fans have been waiting for him to show back up, but it’s still unclear when it would happen or which brand he will represent.
Just because Morrison was spotted in Memphis isn’t confirmation he’ll be on Friday Night SmackDown tonight, but there’s a good chance.
PWInsider is also reporting that actor and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette was also seen in Memphis. It’s possible he could be at the taping of tonight’s SmackDown, but he may simply be attending as a fan, if not actually doing something with WWE.
It will be interesting to see how things are handled in tonight’s episode as there really isn’t a lot that has been planned. The official website of WWE has released their preview for tonight’s show, but only two matches have been announced so far.
- Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler
- Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans & Dana Brooke vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
Right now, nothing is really confirmed for tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown except for the two matches listed above. However, the aforementioned rumors, should some or all turn out to be accurate, could lead to WWE having a huge show to start the new year. Fans will simply have to tune into Fox on Friday evening and see exactly what takes place.