There's no word yet on when Belair will make her blue brand in-ring debut, but she was praised by Triple H on tonight's SmackDown Kickoff pre-show, and then by Corey Graves on the main SmackDown broadcast. You can see the new vignette for Belair above.
- WWE has confirmed that next week's SmackDown episode will be preempted due to the MLB World Series on FOX. As seen in the promo below, next week's show will air on FS1. SmackDown will return to FOX on October 30.
- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin did not actually appear live on tonight's SmackDown on FOX season two premiere, or on the Kickoff pre-show. Stone Cold was shown a few times during the main broadcast in video call segments with FOX Sports' Rob Stone.
The segments were done to promote Austin's appearance with Stone for FOX Sports' college football Big Noon Kickoff show on Saturday. You can see a few related tweets below:
Hell Yeah!! https://t.co/SzaUy1IDxY— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) October 17, 2020
Let me tell ya something @steveaustinBSR, the Tree do''t give a DAMN what you think. Keep talking and I'll drop your ass from the top rope. Austin 3:16? More like Austin Tree:16 cause I'm going to OWN you. https://t.co/3NtB5Kepr9— Stanford Tree (@DaStanfordTree) October 17, 2020