WWE SmackDown January 27, 2023, Preview & Match Card
WWE SmackDown episode of January 27, 2023, will be the go-home edition of Royal Rumble 2023 event, and will also continue the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament.
Kevin Owens will go one-on-one against the Bloodline’s enforcer Solo Sikoa. Rey Mysterio will finally face Karrion Kross in a singles match. Moreover, the SmackDown tag team championship tournament will continue with two semi-final matches. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE SmackDown January 27, 2023 episode
Solo Sikoa vs Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is all set to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship titles at Royal Rumble 2023 this Saturday. However, he will face the enforcer Solo Sikoa just a day before on Friday. It is evident that Solo Sikoa will definitely try and damage Kevin Owens as much as possible before his match against The Tribal Chief. Owens outsmarted the Bloodline last week by launching a surprise attack on them. Will he be able to outsmart them again? Will Solo face his first singles defeat? Or will the match end in a disqualification?
Karrion Kross vs Rey Mysterio
Karrion Kross has been targeting Rey Mysterio since December. Kross even mocked Rey due to his issues with Dominik. He took shot at Rey last week for winning the Royal Rumble 17 years ago and said Rey wasn’t there to know how his son felt when he won the match. The luchador had enough and he went on to hit Kross with 619 but was stopped by Scarlett. Now, they will finally get a chance to go at each other in a singles match. Will Kross add another legend as a scalp in his resume?
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament
SmackDown Tag Team Contender tournament will continue this week with two semifinal matches. Banger Bros(Sheamus & Drew McIntyre) will face Hit Row(Top Dolla & Ashante Adonis) in the first semi-final in order to qualify for the finals of the tournament. On the other hand, Imperium(Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci) will collide against Legado Del Fantasma (Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) in the second semi-final. Which two teams will qualify for the finals?
What More To Expect?
This year, WWE has revealed very few names for Royal Rumble matches. Will it change on SmackDown this week?
Sonya Deville has been after Charlotte Flair to get a rematch for SmackDown Women’s Championship. She lost to RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair on RAW 30 episode. Will it harm her chances to get another go at Flair?
Intercontinental Champion Gunther was in action at RAW this week, but we still have no idea who his next opponent will be. Will that status change on this show?