FOX’s upcoming New Year’s Eve special will be hosted by Steve Harvey in New York City and it was announced last week that Roman Reigns would be competing in a match during the special. On the 12/27/19 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, it was revealed that Dolph Ziggler will be Reigns’ opponent for the special.
Deadline reported on December 19th that the special will be co-hosted by Maria Menounos and former New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski. Roman Reigns made an appearance on tonight’s episode of SmackDown as he attacked Baron Corbin before Corbin’s scheduled Triple-Threat match involving Daniel Bryan and The Miz.
The match was taped following SmackDown and Maria Menounos was the special guest ring announcer for the match. Here is WWE’s official announcement about Reigns’ involvement and it’s noted that numerous superstars will be in attendance:
Ring in the New Year with a hard-hitting showdown as Roman Reigns takes on Dolph Ziggler as part of “FOX’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square.” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos will serve as special guest ring announcer in addition to her cohosting duties throughout the night.
The SmackDown Superstars will take part in the exclusive WWE matchup that will air during FOX’s Dec. 31 coverage. Numerous other Superstars will also be in attendance to help count down to the iconic ball drop in New York City.
The Big Dog and The Showoff have been in the midst of the ongoing royal rivalry between Reigns and King Corbin’s court on the blue brand. Will the matchup of former WWE Champions tip the scales on this rivalry in the final moments of 2019?
Tune in to FOX beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 31, to catch the monumental match and much more!
Following tonight’s SmackDown, a new episode of Rewind-A-SmackDown will be available for all POST Wrestling Café patrons.