A new report has confirmed that a long-time absentee will be returning to Friday Night SmackDown on October 7th.
WWE is set to make it’s final stop before Extreme Rules in Worcester, Massachusetts for the season premiere episode of SmackDown.
Ahead of the show it has now been reported that an absent star will be returning at the taping. After being spotted at Boston Airport, PWInsider have now confirmed that Zelina Vega is set to feature on the show. The report notes that Vega has been “written into tonight’s broadcast and is sporting a new look, blonde look.”
Zelina Vega hasn’t wrestled since being defeated by Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair on the April 11th episode of the red brand. She was initially taken off TV after picking up an injury which required surgery. In recent weeks and months the star has appeared for WWE at events such as San Diego Comic Con but as yet hasn’t returned to the ring.
It has already been announced that the show will feature a face-to-face meeting between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Logan Paul ahead of their meeting at Crown Jewel. Elsewhere, Gunther will put his Intercontinental Title on the line against Sheamus.
It has also been reported that Legado Del Fantasma are set to make their main roster debuts. Following a number of recent changes, Wade Barrett will also be calling the action alongside Michael Cole for the first time.