WWE has announced Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin for next week’s Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.
During last night’s show, Balor was attacked by Baron Corbin during the WWE Universal Title Match contract signing. The signing was set up where Balor was going to challenge Roman Reigns for the Title at next month’s SummerSlam. As Corbin tired to sign the contract, John Cena ran out and attacked Corbin and then signed the contract.
Later in the show, WWE confirmed John Cena will challenge Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam on Saturday, August 21 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Balor re-joined the main roster when he returned to Friday Night SmackDown two weeks ago. He had been part of WWE NXT since after returning to the yellow and black brand in October 2019.
Corbin is currently in a storyline where he is down on his luck after losing his King of the Ring to Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown last month.
John Cena is also scheduled to appear on next week’s Friday Night SmackDown, which will take place from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.