WWE SmackDown Preview 5/5/23

The final episode of SmackDown before the Backlash Premium Live Event will be airing live in the host country of Puerto Rico.

Ahead of his clash with The Beast, Cody Rhodes will be making an in-person appearance on the blue brand. As Rhodes has been drafted to Raw, this will be the final appearance of The American Nightmare on SmackDown for a number weeks.

Also scheduled to compete at Backlash is rap megastar Bad Bunny. The Grammy award winner will also be appearing live to promote his Street Fight against Damian Priest at Backlash.

Following the return of Shinsuke Nakamura to WWE, Karrion Kross has targeted the former Intercontinental Champion. Kross vs. Nakamura will be taking place on SmackDown.

The following matches and segments have been scheduled to take place on SmackDown:

  • The final build to Backlash
  • Bad Bunny to appear live
  • Cody Rhodes to appear live
  • The Viking Raiders vs. The OC
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Karrion Kross

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