In what has been a turbulent, tumultuous couple of days for the WWE, with the announcement that Vince McMahon might be returning to the corporate – below the guise of a long-rumored sale, which appears like a moderately poor excuse for his return – this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown (stay from FedExForum in Memphis, TN) arrives at no worse a time. Final week’s finish of 2022 present featured the return of John Cena and the primary of 2023 will characteristic the official return of Charlotte Aptitude who, simply final week, returned to defeat Ronda Rousey and declare her 14th girls’s championship (it’s 16, when you depend the 2 NXT Ladies’s Championship reign). An enormous tag staff match is scheduled to go forward and Prime Dolla will compete in a Royal Rumble qualifier. Ought to he certainly qualify for the Royal Rumble, he has the unfair benefit of being the one man on the roster who can’t clear the highest rope. Let’s dive into the preview.
Charlotte Aptitude Returns
Effectively, forward of final week’s SmackDown, it was anticipated that the principle speaking level popping out of the present can be John Cena’s return. As a substitute, his return was considerably upstaged by Charlotte Aptitude’s return and freak, subsequen and sudden upset victory over Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship. Many followers took to social media to quote the ludicrousness of the state of affairs, with claims that Vince McMahon should have returned to inventive, as solely he may e book one thing so weird (these followers have clearly not been paying a lot consideration in latest months). Tonight, Charlotte might be at SmackDown to deal with the WWE Universe, the place the beginnings of a feud with Rousey will certainly happen as we proceed on the highway to WrestleMania.
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Ricochet Vs. Prime Dolla
Within the newest Royal Rumble Qualifying Match, Ricochet will tackle Prime Rope – or, as he’s extra popularly recognized, Prime Dolla – in what you’ll count on to be a win for Ricochet. This match was made when Ricochet, who has no points clearing high ropes, made some mocking feedback about Dolla – all in jest, in fact. Prime Dolla does have again up within the type of his Hit Row allies Ashante “Thee” Adonis and B-Fab, so there’s the chance that he overcomes Ricochet tonight. Ought to Ricochet wish to freeze Dolla with worry in order that he can overcome him with ease, he ought to come out to Van Halen’s large hit from 1984, “Bounce”.
WWE Undisputed Tag Group Championship Match: The Usos Vs. Sheamus & Drew McIntyre
With Drew McIntyre final week returning to help his fallen Celtic ally within the midst of a Bloodline onslaught, it has been confirmed that – tonight – McIntyre will staff up with Sheamus in a match in opposition to The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) with the Undisputed WWE Tag Group Championship on the road. This has the potential to be a great match able to offering SmackDown followers with a high-paced, arduous hitting tag staff brawl. As is usually the case with Bloodline matches, we’d see fellow Bloodline members Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa become involved. Nonetheless, Sheamus has his brawling brutes allies to depend on too, ought to help be required. Who wins? You’ll have to tune into SmackDown stay on FOX at 8/7c to search out out!
Not Introduced However Anticipated For SmackDown
– Anticipate extra Bray Wyatt shenanigans. What even is a Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match? Hell, LA Knight doesn’t know either and he’s competing in a single!
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