WWE SmackDown also known as Friday Night SmackDown is all set to air on July 14, 2023, live from PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. After the last week’s high ratings of Smackdown, this WWE SmackDown has set the expectations on the sky. WWE has outlined an action-packed episode . Let us have a glimpse of Friday Night.
WWE Women’s Championship Match: Asuka vs Bianca Belair
After losing the Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka at the Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia, Belair never received her rematch. Charlotte Flair returned and took Belair’s spot, challenging Asuka directly for the new WWE Women’s Championship. Flair failed to win the championship at Money in the Bank due to Belair’s interference, resulting in a disqualification and a brawl.
The brawl continued the following week on SmackDown, with Bayley and IYO joining in. This week on SmackDown, Belair is set to face Asuka in a long-awaited rematch for the WWE Women’s Championship. Supposition suggest that the match will end in a disqualification, as Charlotte Flair is expected to interfere, setting up a triple threat match at SummerSlam.
Six Man Tag Team Bout: Brawling Brutes vs Austin Theory & Pretty Deadly
Last week on SmackDown, Sheamus and Austin Theory faced off in a one-on-one match for the United States Championship. However, Sheamus’ opportunity to win the title was sabotaged by the interference of Pretty Deadly, allowing Theory to retain the championship. The post-match chaos ensued, with Butch and Holland coming to Sheamus’ aid as the equalizers. This week, there is a possibility of a 6-man tag team match on SmackDown, with the Brutes being the favorites to win. This match could prolong the feud between Theory and Sheamus, potentially leading up to SummerSlam.
Michin vs. Scarlett Bordeaux
AJ Styles and Karrion Kross have been engaged in a feud since May, engaging in intense matches every week, with each wrestler securing a victory. To counter the threat of Scarlett Bordeaux, Michin was brought into the feud. They previously competed in a mixed tag team match a few weeks ago. On the latest episode of SmackDown, Michin came to Styles’ aid and attacked Bordeaux when she attempted to distract Styles by grabbing his leg.
Despite the distraction, Styles emerged victorious over Kross, prolonging the feud. This week, there is speculation that Scarlett Bordeaux will have her first one-on-one match in WWE against Mi-Chin, with Kross and Styles in their respective corners. It is expected that Scarlett will win the match by pinning Mi-Chin, potentially setting up a future feud.
Solo Sikoa vs. Jey Uso
The Bloodline had an eventful year, with a highly emotional and action-packed storyline. On SmackDown last week, The Tribal Court held a trial for the Tribal Chief. Resulting in Jimmy Uso getting injured and requiring medical attention. Jey Uso, devastated by his twin’s injury, attacked Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa with a steel chair during the main event. Jey Uso then challenged Reigns to a one-on-one match at SummerSlam, acting as the executioner. This week, there is a possibility of Jey Uso having a one-on-one match against his younger brother Sikoa. Consequently, which could potentially have a brutal finish.
Will Roman Reigns accept Jey Uso challenge?
Roman Reigns disrupted The Usos’ plans for his trial in the Tribal Court, resulting in Jimmy Uso being hospitalized. Jey Uso retaliated against Roman and Solo. SmackDown ended with Jey challenging Roman to a trial by combat. The question remains: Will Roman accept this challenge?