Vince McMahon to kick off tonight’s episode of SmackDown; Talking Smack returns

Vince McMahon on SmackDown

WWE announced that Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will kick off tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

McMahon will kick off the show, which will premiere the WWE ThunderDome on SmackDown. McMahon last appeared on the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Triple H on SmackDown in April.

We will have full coverage of SmackDown starting at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 Central.

Talking Smack returns this weekend

WWE announced the return of Talking Smack on the WWE Network.

The show will premiere on demand on the WWE Network on Saturday. It will be hosted by Xavier Woods and Kayla Braxton.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the reason the show will air on Saturday is to ensure SmackDown airs in all markets before the show airs.

The show originally aired from 2016 to 2017 with Renee Young and Daniel Bryan hosting the show. Bryan has since returned to his in-ring career. Young also gave her notice to WWE this past week.