WWE SmackDown episode of March 3, 2023, is set to feature the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Code Rhodes face-to-face for the first time.
Cody Rhodes will meet the champion for the first time since their match at WrestleMania 39 is confirmed. Rhea Ripley will face her former tag team partner Liv Morgan in a singles match. Moreover, a tag team match between Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey and Natalya & Tegan Nox is also announced. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE SmackDown March 3, 2023.
Cody Rhodes & Roman Reigns Face-to-Face
Roman Reigns hasn’t appeared on WWE TV ever since he defeated Sami Zayn at WWE Elimination Chamber 2023. Last week, it was revealed that Roman Reigns would appear on SmackDown this Friday. After defeating Chad Gable on RAW, Cody also announced that he would be present at SmackDown this week to come face-to-face with Roman Reigns.
This will be their first showdown on the road to WrestleMania 39. Roman also has the rift in the Bloodline and Sami Zayn on his mind. How will he tackle Cody with everything going around him?
Rhea Ripley vs Liv Morgan
The 2022 women’s Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley will face her former tag team partner and the last person she eliminated from the Royal Rumble match, Liv Morgan in a single match this Friday. Will Rhea Ripley continue her dominant run or will Liv Morgan break her momentum?
Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey vs Natalya & Tegan Nox
Last week on SmackDown, Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya in a singles match. After the match, she along with Ronda Rousey attacked Natalya. However, Tegan Nox came to the aid of Natalya and saved her from the attack. Now, she will partner with Natalya to take on the team of Baszler & Rousey.
What Else to Expect?
Drew McIntyre teased that he is coming after WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther. However, Drew and Sheamus also had to deal with The Viking Raiders when they attacked Drew. So, which rivalry will continue for Drew?
Dominik said he will also be at SmackDown once again. Will he have more insults for his father Rey Mysterio? Rey almost retaliated to him last week. Will he continue to be patient anymore?