Shotzi vs Baszler, World Cup Matches Set for WWE SmackDown Nov 18
WWE has revealed matches for WWE SmackDown November 18, 2022 episode, which will feature two more matches for SmackDown World Cup tournament.
Shotzi will face Shayna Baszler in a singles match next week on SmackDown. Shotzi was part of a six-pack challenge match which she won to become the #1 contender for SmackDown Women’s Championship. She will now face Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series WarGames event.
Shayna then tried to rile up and intimidate her on facing Ronda and later put her in a choked after Ronda distracted her. WWE has now announced a match between them for next week’s SmackDown episode.
SmackDown World Cup tournament will also continue next week with more first-round matches. Butch(UK) will face Sami Zayn(Canada) in one match. Butch and Sami Zayn are also expected to face each other in WarGames match at Survivor Series in opposite teams.
Ricochet(US) will face Mustafa Ali(Pakistan) in the last match from first round. Ricochet expressed a desire to win the tournament and challenge for Intercontinental Championship once again. IC Champ Gunther responded to this by mocking him and telling him to fight with all his heart to win the tournament. Who will advance in the semifinal of the tournament to take on Santos Escobar and Braun Strowman?
WWE SmackDown episode of November 18, 2022, will air from XL Center in Hartford, CT. The current line-up for the show is as followed:
- Shayna Baszler vs Shotzi
- Ricochet vs Mustafa Ali – SmackDown World Cup Round 1 Match
- Butch vs Sami Zayn – SmackDown World Cup Round 1 Match