After 17 years, WWE Friday Night Smackdown will finally return to Winnipeg for a live broadcast at Canada Life Centre on Friday, January 21, 2022! The show has been rescheduled to September 30, 2022.

This will be your chance to see your favourite WWE Superstars including: Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Sash Banks, and many more of your favorite Smackdown Superstars!

“After more than 17 years since it was held at the Winnipeg Arena, Smackdown is coming back,” said Kevin Donnelly, Senior Vice President, Venues + Entertainment at True North Sports + Entertainment. “WWE’s return to Manitoba with its live television broadcast of Friday Night Smackdown is evidence that Manitoba wrestling fans are among the best in the world. This event is sure to attract people from all over to take in this monumental wrestling production, and we couldn’t be more excited. As it turns out, WWE’s RAW was the very last non-hockey event at our downtown arena prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, and it was an incredible success. We are grateful for the confidence WWE has shown in Winnipeg and Manitoba wrestling fans and look forward to being back on wrestling’s world stage.”

Depending on public health requirements at the time of the event, entry may be subject to any COVID-19-related rules and restrictions such as proof of fully vaccinated status.

Tickets start at $20, plus fees. Ringsider experiences are available! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00am at

A pre-sale will happen on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:00am. Pre-sale information will be available soon.