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For many years SmackDown was thought of as The Rock’s show, and on Friday SmackDown will move to Friday nights on FOX.

The debut episode on FOX is also being promoted as the 20th anniversary of SmackDown, and The Rock has confirmed that he will indeed be appearing on the show.

The Great One posted the following on Twitter:

“FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWEuniverse. This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN! LIVE on @FOXTV. There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp. And there’s no place like home. Tequila on me after the show 😈🥃 #IfYaSmell🎤 #Smackdown #RocksShow #FOX”

Other big names confirmed for the show include Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Ric Flair, Booker T, Lita, Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, Bill Goldberg, Trish Stratus and more.

Matches confirmed for the show include the following:

WWE Championship Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Brock Lesnar

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley

Career vs. Career Ladder Match
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon

Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan