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WWE SmackDown 23 September: Roman Reigns Returns And Usos Defend Their Titles

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview
WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview

WWE SmackDown September 23 show will feature Roman Reigns’ return and a match for the WWE Tag-Team Championships. The previous event of SmackDown saw Logan Paul make an exciting return to WWE. In other segments of the show, The Brawling Brutes rose to the top of the list of contenders for the Tag Team Championships.

Roman Reigns, the Tribal Chief, will be making his first public appearance following the WWE Crown Jewel Press Conference. The Usos will take on The Brawling Brute to defend their tag-team championships.

Braun Strowman will indeed be back in action following his return to the company, which will be another major draw. Additionally, the match between Otis and Braun Strowman has been announced. For the past few days, WWE has been teasing the audience with a “white rabbit” segment, and it looks like the revelation will be made tonight.

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview

After defeating The Miz at SummerSlam, Logan Paul believes he deserves a shot at the championship, which is currently held by Roman Reigns, who is also prepared to show him who is in charge of this company.

Roman And Logan Press Conference

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – Roman And Logan Press Conference

Last weekend, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Logan Paul’s title match for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view was made official by WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H at a press conference in Las Vegas. This show takes place in Saudi Arabia on 5 November that will air live on Peacock for the US and the WWE Network for the rest of the people.

Logan Paul challenged Reigns to a face-to-face confrontation at a press conference in Las Vegas on last week’s WWE SmackDown broadcast, setting up the upcoming match. Reigns has previously been a guest on Paul’s podcast Impaulsive, and following the episode, the well-known YouTuber said he would definitely love to defeat the #1 champion and win his championship.

After the championship match was officially announced, Reigns and Paul almost got serious during the press event but WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H took care of everything. WWE’s Tribal Chief will make a comeback on WWE Smackdown to talk about his upcoming championship defense a week after the confrontation. Since defeating Drew McIntyre at Clash at the Castle, it’s going to be his first appearance on tv.

Logan Paul Attacks Roman Reigns

Logan Paul made a comeback to the blue brand on SmackDown on September 16, 2022, and he issued a challenge to Roman Reigns for a potential match. Following that, WWE confirmed that the two would face each other at Crown Jewel.

Aside from that, Roman Reigns is expected to appear on Friday night. The Tribal Chief is expected to address the WWE Universe about his match versus Paul.


WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – Logan

However, WWE may have Logan disrupt Roman Reigns’ arrival by attacking him in order to make the internet sensation seem like a serious threat. The creative team might let The Maverick beat Roman to outrage the social media.

Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross for Extreme Rules

Karrion Kross destroyed Drew McIntyre during the main event of SmackDown on September 9, 2022. The Scottish Warrior then gave the former NXT Champion a warning. The two have been involved in an interesting storyline on the blue brand that is probably going to lead to a match at Extreme Rules. On Friday night, the company is expected to make the official announcement of the match. But it will be exciting to see what stipulation WWE adds to the match (if any).

White Rabbit

WWE fans began to wonder whether a major superstar may make a return after seeing teasers with a “white rabbit.” This week’s Raw episode had a QR that offered some additional hints concerning the mystery.

By the time the segment ended, a white rabbit could be seen bouncing around an alarm clock that read 9:23, indicating that tonight’s Smackdown episode, which airs on September 23, may have a major revelation.

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – White Rabbit

This past weekend, WWE also played similar videos with red lights at house events in Bakersfield and Oakland, leading the crowd to speculate that it could have something to do with The Fiend Bray Wyatt’s return. There is also a theory that it could have something to do with the top heel, Karrion Kross.

Usos Vs Brawling Brutes

Last Friday, Butch and Ridge Holland of the Brawling Brutes earned an opportunity to challenge The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships by defeating other three teams in a Fatal-4-Way Number-One Contenders’ Tag Team Match.

We expect an all-out fight between these two tandems, and this match has been officially added to this week’s Smackdown show. The Brutes have undoubtedly been motivated by Sheamus, their leader, who once ended The New Day’s record-breaking tag title reign.

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – Usos Vs Brawling Brutes

When it comes to The Usos, though, they are made of entirely different materials and having Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn at ringside may work in their favor.

Another thing to keep in mind is that The Brawling Brutes and Imperium still owe each other some unresolved business. Therefore, the latter may disrupt the title match to cost Butch and Ridge Holland their title match against The Usos on the upcoming show.

Strowman vs Otis

Otis and Chad Gable have made the terrible decision to stand in the way of The Monster Among Men’s return to the WWE. As a result, WWE confirmed that Otis, one-half of the Alpha Academy, will face Braun Strowman when the latter makes a comeback to competition.

Last week, as the Maximum Male Models walked the stage to showcase their “Back to School” collection, then Strowman came and destroyed Mace and Mansoor. Then Alpha Academy showed up and momentarily attacked Strowman with the help of the number game before leaving the ring.

However, Otis will be unable to escape when he faces the big superstar in his very first match on WWE TV in 16 months. It’s nearly a given that Otis will be destroyed by the “Strowman Express” in the upcoming Smackdown episode that airs on FOX. After WrestleMania BackLash 2021, this will be Stroman’s first WWE match.

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – Strowman vs Otis

On Friday night, Strowman is expected to destroy the two and secure an easy victory, despite the possibility that Otis’ tag team partner Chad Gable may interfere. However, this can develop into something more important because WWE might reveal the next challenger for the former WWE Champion that night.

WWE has reportedly been hinting towards Bray Wyatt’s return recently. In the most recent RAW show, a backstage segment featured a QR Code. Many people believe that the QR Code hinted at Wyatt’s likely return to WWE on Friday night.

Given that Strowman is not involved in any major feuds, WWE could decide to have Wyatt make his eagerly anticipated return back into the fold to square off against his former teammate. This would undoubtedly turn out to be best for the company because a possible feud between the two would get a lot of attention.

More On WWE SmackDown September 23

Happy Corbin may have been kidnapped when he entered JBL’s limousine on September 2 and hasn’t appeared on Raw or SmackDown since. Was Dexter Lumis in the limo?

Following his past week’s support for Logan Paul and victory over Sami Zayn, will Ricochet face The Bloodline’s wrath?

Solo Sikoa

WWE SmackDown 23 September Preview – Solo Sikoa

After Shawn Michaels made an odd choice that basically nullified Solo Sikoa’s championship victory, Sikoa is no longer the NXT North American champion. Does this mean that his successful championship defense against Madcap Moss last week on SmackDown never took place?

After losing to Bayley in a match, Raquel Rodriguez was put to a post-match beating by the Damage CTRL faction. Surprisingly, Shotzi unexpectedly ran out to the ring to save Raquel from Dakota Kai, Bayley, and IYO SKY. Shotzi has now officially switched her character to one of a babyface and may continue to do so when this week’s WWE Smackdown episode airs on FOX.

WWE Smackdown 1205 Release Time & Where To Watch

WWE Friday Night Smackdown will air at 8 pm PT on FOX. New episodes of WWE Smackdown are released every Friday. If you have FOX on your TV, then you could just tune in at the above-mentioned time. But, if for some reason you missed the show while it was airing live or you prefer Streaming WWE Smackdown, then there are several Streaming options available.

Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, has rights to all of the WWE SmackDown weekly shows. Basically, you can watch all of the WWE shows on Peacock. You’ll need to pay 4.99$ for its monthly subscription, and if you give an additional 5$, then you can have an ad-free experience. Other platforms that will you to Streaming WWE Smackdown are fuboTV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV. If you are from Canada, then you can go for SN Now, and for UK peeps, BT Sports will be the place.

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