The July 1st edition of SmackDown will be broadcast live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The show will also be the final main roster WWE programming before the Money in the Bank Premium Live Event, which will be taking place on Saturday July 2nd.
There is currently one spot left to fill for the Men’s Money in the Bank match. Providing that WWE are not having a surprise entrant join the match on the day, expect a final qualifying match to take place on SmackDown.
Following The Viking Raider’s return to the main roster on June 24th SmackDown, Erik and Ivar will be having their return match on the July 1st show. The Viking Raiders will be facing off against Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods of The New Day.
A collision of brands will also be taking place on the show. Money in the Bank participants from both brands will collide as Raquel Rodriguez, Lacey Evans and Shotzi from SmackDown will face off against the team of Raw superstars comprising of Asuka, Liv Morgan and Alexa Bliss.
The following matches and segments will be taking place on SmackDown:
- The final build to Money in the Bank
- Shotzi, Raquel Rodriguez and Lacey Evans vs. Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss and Asuka.
- The New Day vs. The Viking Raiders.
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