Before Smackdown goes on the air at 8PM ET, WWE will present a 30-minute blue carpet arrival which will be filmed outside the STAPLES Center. The show will be hosted by FOX Sports’ Charissa Thompson while Kayla Braxton will be in charge of behind-the-scenes links.
WWE Backstage host Renee Young along with analyst and Hall of Famer Booker T will be situated inside the arena anchoring the show from there as they welcome the special guests and many celebrities who will be at ringside for the special occasion. An exclusive look at the new set of Friday Night Smackdown will also be revealed during the kick off show.
The Blue Carpet Kick Off show will also air on FOX at 7:30PM ET.