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John Pollock & Wai Ting review Friday Night SmackDown featuring Sheamus’ long-awaited Toast to Jeff Hardy. Plus, today’s news including WWE’s new mask policy, EVOLVE sold to WWE, G-1 Climax update, and we take your phone calls.
[01:05:08] Friday’s show featured the long-awaited and delayed toast by Sheamus for Jeff Hardy, several names miss the show for a second straight week, AJ Styles defends the Intercontinental title against Drew Gulak, Matt Riddle takes on John Morrison, Daniel Bryan’s Zoom analysis, a tribute for Bayley & Sasha Banks, and Braun Strowman provides a history lesson as we travel back to the swamp.
[00:02:32] NEWS OF THE DAY
- WWE taping schedule through SummerSlam
- New mask policy in effect for WWE
- WWE acquires EVOLVE
- AEW Fyter Fest and NXT Great American Bash ratings
- Harold Meij speaks on COVID-19 testing and an update on the G-1 Climax
- Finals of the New Japan Cup
- Kyoko Kimura speaks on daughter Hana Kimura’s death and her role on Terrace House
- Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passes away, father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Later in the show, Gilbert Burns is off the UFC 251 card after testing positive for the coronavirus
Plus, your feedback and calls on this live edition of Rewind-A-SmackDown.
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