WWE will present the Night of Champions go-home edition of SmackDown on May 26, 2023. It will be a pre-taped episode that will feature Roman Reigns as well.
Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa will appear as guests on the KO Show. AJ Styles will face Karrion Kross whereas LA Knight will go one-on-one against Rick Boogs. Austin Theory will square off against Sheamus and Raquel & Shotzi vs Bayley & Iyo tag match is also set. Read below to check the spoiler-free preview and match card of WWE SmackDown May 26, 2023. (If you want spoilers, you can check here.)
The KO Show Featuring Roman & Solo
Kevin Owens will host a special edition of the KO Show along with Sami Zayn before the duo put their undisputed tag team titles on the line against Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa at Night of Champions 2023. Roman and Solo will be the special guests of this week’s edition of the KO Show. Does Owens have something specific in mind to ask Roman and his cousins?
AJ Styles vs Karrion Kross
Last week, Karrion Kross had his infamous tarot card where he and Scarlett picked the card of AJ Styles. Now, this week the former NXT Champion is all set to face AJ Styles in a singles match before the latter competes in the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament against Seth Rollins. Will Styles gain some momentum before he faces Seth Rollins at Night of Champions?
Austin Theory vs Sheamus
During the last week’s episode of SmackDown, Sheamus hit Austin Theory with a brogue kick and send him a warning. That came after Theory poked Sheamus on not losing in the first-round match of World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Now, Austin Theory will be squaring off against The Celtic Warrior in a singles match. Will Sheamus be able to vent his anger on Theory?
LA Knight vs Rick Boogs
Last week on Smackdown, LA Knight teamed up with Rick Boogs to take on the Street Profits. Profits were able to get the win by pinning Boogs. A frustrated LA Knight then attacked Rick Boogs after the match. A singles match is now set up between Knight and Boogs for this week.
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Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi vs Iyo Sky & Bayley
Raquel & Shotzi and Bayley & Iyo Sky, these two teams will be a part of the fatal-4-way match for the vacant WWE tag team titles. Before the big match, these two teams will collide against one another in a tag team match. So, who will gain momentum before the title bout?