- The fight will take place after what happened in the Friday Night SmackDown Gauntlet Match.
- Shinsuke Nakamura will have a chance to get revenge on Jey Uso.
Through a press release posted on its official website, WWE has confirmed that next week, on the Friday Night SmackDown episode that will air on January 15, 2021, Shinsuke Nakamuta and Jey Uso will face off in a one-on-one match. The announcement came first on the episode of Talking Smack aired this afternoon on WWE Network.
The match will take place after what happened this week on the WWE blue brand show. Shinsuke Nakamura fought in a Gaunlet Match and eliminated three rivals, but was ultimately eliminated by Adam Pearce, with the help of Roman Reigns and Jey Uso. For that reason, Adam Pearce will fight Roman Reigns for the Universal title at Royal Rumble and The Artist will have a chance for revenge on SmackDown.
“After emerging victorious in three grueling parts of the Gauntlet Match, Shinsuke Nakamura was deprived of his chance to fight Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble when the deranged Jey Uso and The Head of Table left him in the middle of the ring. with a brutal attack, “