WWE SmackDown episode of February 3, 2023, will continue the build-up for Elimination Chamber 2023 event and will also feature the final of the tag team championship tournament and SmackDown Women’s Championship match.
Ricochet & Braun Strowman will face Imperium in the SmackDown tag team championship tournament final. Sonya Deville will challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. We will also get to know what is next for Sami Zayn after the events of Royal Rumble. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE SmackDown February 3, 2023 episode.
What’s Next for Sami Zayn & The Bloodline?
The storyline between Sami Zayn and The Bloodline took a big turn at Royal Rumble when Sami finally had enough of The Bloodline’s brutality. Everyone in the crowd cheered loudly when he decided not to hit Kevin Owens with a steel chair and instead hit Roman Reigns with it.
Now, what is next for Sami Zayn after this big turn? It is rumored that he might end up challenging Roman Reigns for Universal Championship at Elimination Chamber in his hometown. But how will we get there? Also, what is Jey Uso’s status with the Bloodline right now?
Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs Imperium
After Drew McIntyre and Sheamus got engaged with The Viking Raiders last week, Braun Strowman & Ricochet replaced them in the semi-finals against Hit Row. Strowman & Ricochet won that match and booked their place in the finals. On the other hand, Imperium defeated Legado del Fantasma to grab the second spot in the finals. Which team will win this tournament and secure a title match against The Usos?
Charlotte Flair vs Sonya Deville
Deville attacked Charlotte after the latter refused to grant her a rematch for SmackDown Women’s title. Earlier, Flair defeated Sonya on the January 6 episode of SmackDown. Last week, Charlotte Flair appeared in an Out of Character interview with Ryan Satin, where she was interrupted by Sonya Deville once again. Charlotte was furious and told Adam Pearce that she was ready to give Sonya another shot at her title to end her once and for all. Will Flair retain her title to set up the showdown with Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39?
What Else to Expect?
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus went searching for The Viking Raiders last week after being attacked by them. Did they find the Vikings? Will we see them clashing again this week?
Rhea Ripley has chosen to face Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39. How will Flair respond to Rhea now?
Intercontinental Champion Gunther showed his prowess by lasting for 70 minutes in the Royal Rumble match, creating a record for the longest time in the traditional Rumble match. Where does he go from here? Who will step up to him next?