WWE SmackDown episode of August 25. 2023, is set to feature Rey Mysterio in action along with the return of Jimmy Uso with just 8 days before Payback 2023.
Jimmy Uso is all set to return to the Island of Relevancy after two weeks. Rey Mysterio will compete in a non-title match against Grayson Waller. Moreover, the show will also continue the buildup to WWE Payback 2023 PPV Event. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE SmackDown August 25, 2023.
Jimmy Uso Returns to SmackDown
Last week on SmackDown, Paul Heyman revealed in a backstage interview that Jimmy Uso will appear live on this week’s show. It will be Jimmy’s first appearance after he revealed that he did not betray Jey due to Roman Reigns, he just did not want Jey to become like Roman. The same night, Jey Uso quits The Bloodline, SmackDown, and WWE as a whole. What more does Jimmy have to say? And will he be able to bring Jey back to WWE? Are we really moving towards the much-anticipated brother vs brother match?
Rey Mysterio vs Grayson Waller
Last week, Grayson Waller hosted both Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar during the Grayson Waller Effect where he planted seeds for the breakup of LWO. Waller accused Mysterio of stealing Escobar’s opportunity. Now, this week Rey Mysterio is set to compete against him in a non-title match. Austin Theory also earned a rematch for United States Championship match last week by beating LA Knight. Will he try to affect the result of this match?
Iyo Sky defends vs Zelina Vega
Iyo Sky is set to defend her WWE Women’s Championship for the first time as she faces Zelina Vega. Vega has been on a roll with many important singles wins in recent months. Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair got a win over Damage CTRL last week. Will they try to cost Sky the title here? Can Zelina Vega become the second member of LWO to win gold after Rey Mysterio?
What Else to Expect?
The Street Profits defeated The OC as they returned to in-ring return with a big win. What will be their next step towards SmackDown domination with Bobby Lashley?
LA Knight and The Miz are going after each other on both RAW and SmackDown for the last three weeks. Will we see them once again on this show?
Will more matches be announced for Payback? 3 matches were made official from RAW side. Which matches will be announced from SmackDown side?