WWE SmackDown episode of February 17, 2023, will be the go-home edition for Elimination Chamber PLE and will also feature the Intercontinental title match.
Madcap Moss will challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. Sheamus & Drew McIntyre will face Viking Raiders whereas the team of Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey will take on Shotzi & Natalya. It will also continue the buildup to the Elimination Chamber event. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE SmackDown February 17, 2023.
Sami Zayn Returns to Montreal
Sami Zayn will face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Championship at Elimination Chamber in his hometown in Montreal, Canada. However, his return to his home will come a night earlier on SmackDown. What will Sami has to say to his hometown fans as he gets ready to do the insurmountable task? Will Roman also do something to get a mental edge heading into the title bout?
Gunther vs Madcap Moss
Last week, Madcap Moss defeated Rey Mysterio, Karrion Kross, and Santos Escobar in a fatal-4-way match to become the new #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship. Now, he gets to challenge one of the greatest IC champions of all time in a singles match this Friday. Will Moss be the one to dethrone Gunther finally?
Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs Viking Raiders
McIntyre & Sheamus have been feuding with the Viking Raiders for a few weeks now. They defeated the latter in the first round of the SmackDown tag title tournament. However, Viking Raiders attacked them before the semi-finals, and then McIntyre & Sheamus never entered the match. Last week, the Banger Bros squashed Hit Row, and then Viking Raiders appeared on the screens to announce the tag match for this week. Do McIntyre and Sheamus have some special plans for the Vikings in the Vikings’ Country on February 17?
Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
Ronda Rousey returned on the last week’s episode of SmackDown and joined Shayna Baszler in the beatdown of Natalya. Shotzi tried to make the save, but the former MMA fighters stopped her. Now, this week Shotzi and Natalya will get a chance to get the payback when they face Baszler & Rousey in a tag team match.
Asuka vs Liv Morgan
Asuka and Liv Morgan will clash in a singles match just a day before they will be part of Elimination Chamber match. These women were in opposite teams on RAW earlier this week, where Asuka forced Liv to submit via modified Rings of Saturn. Will Liv take revenge with a win in their singles match?