The final build to the Royal Rumble and the continuation of a tournament will be taking place tonight on SmackDown.
The show will be live from the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas, with the recently returning Brock Lesnar also advertised to appear. The Beast made his first appearance in 2023 on the Raw XXX episode on Monday, January 23rd.
The Bloodline will attempt to make sure that Kevin Owens will not be going into his title match at the Royal Rumble at 100%. Owens will take on Solo Sikoa on SmackDown, 24 hours before challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at the Premium Live Event.
The continuation of the SmackDown Tag Team Title tournament will continue with the semi final matches. Following the first rounds being completed on January 20th, the semi-final matches will take place on the show. The semi-finals will see Drew McIntyre and Sheamus face the team of Hit Row, with the other second round match seeing Imperium face Legado Del Fantasma.
The following matches and segments have been announced to take place on SmackDown:
- The final build to the Royal Rumble
- Brock Lesnar advertised to appear
- Karrion Kross vs. Rey Mysterio
- Drew McIntyre and Sheamus vs. Hit Row – Semi-final match in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament
- Legado Del Fantasma vs. Imperium – Semi-final match in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament
- Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa
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