Meanwhile, the living ring legend who’s no stranger to gold – former 16-time World Champion Ric Flair – will also be on hand for Friday Night SmackDown. The “Nature Boy” hasn’t been seen on SmackDown since Mr. McMahon informed him on Raw several weeks ago that the next time he loses in singles competition, he’ll be forced to retire. Could Friday night mark the final SmackDown appearance for Flair, especially since after defeating Umaga on Raw Monday, he learned he’ll square off against longtime friend Triple H on New Year’s Eve?
And what will SmackDown commentator JBL have to say in his Farewell Address on Friday night? The self-proclaimed “wrestling god” announced this past Monday night that he would be leaving SmackDown’s color commentary duties to join the Raw lineup of Superstars. Will the always-outspoken JBL choose to make an amicable exit Friday night, or does he have some harsh parting words for the SmackDown roster? And does he have any response to the comments made this past Monday on Raw by Chris Jericho?
For the answers to these and other questions, be sure to watch Friday Night SmackDown, 8/7 CT, only on The CW Network.