The return of Roman Reigns and the continuation of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament are all scheduled to take place on SmackDown.
For the first time since the Raw after WrestleMania 39, Roman Reigns will be making a live appearance on SmackDown. The number one overall WWE 2023 Draft Pick has now been advertised for the Night of Champions PLE, potentially set to defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
The May 8th episode of Raw saw the challenger for the World Heavyweight Championship from the red brand determined. Two triple threat matches and a following singles match will take place on SmackDown to see who will advance to Night of Champions.
The following matches and segments have been announced to take place on SmackDown:
- The fallout from Backlash
- Roman Reigns returns
- AJ Styles vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio – Triple threat first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.
- Austin Theory vs. Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley – Triple threat first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.
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