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WWE SmackDown London 2023 Preview: What is confirmed?

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As we approach the final WWE SmackDown before Money in the Bank 2023, wrestling fans are eagerly awaiting the spectacle set to unfold live from The O2 Arena in London, England’‹’‹.

The Stamford-based promotion has arranged a thrilling lineup featuring two championship bouts and the much-anticipated return of Roman Reigns’‹.

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The Return of Logan Paul

In a recent development, Logan Paul, who made a surprising return to WWE RAW last week, announced that he would compete in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match this Saturday.

Paul, also known as The Maverick, is set to feature as a special guest on Grayson Waller’s talk show, “The Grayson Waller Effect,” just one day before the scheduled showdown.

The anticipation is high: what will Logan Paul reveal on Waller’s show? Could his appearance be interrupted by other participants of the MITB Ladder Match?’‹

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WWE SmackDown Championship Clash: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. Pretty Deadly

The current Undisputed Tag Team Champions, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, are gearing up to defend their titles against Pretty Deadly.

This championship bout was instigated after Pretty Deadly outperformed the competition in the Tag Team Gauntlet Match, securing their position as the number one contenders a few weeks ago on WWE SmackDown.

While a change in championship hands seems unlikely, Pretty Deadly’s potential for a massive upset keeps fans on their toes’‹.

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WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair’s return to SmackDown a few weeks ago led to an intense challenge thrown at Asuka for the WWE Women’s Championship.

Consequently, the company announced that The Empress of Tomorrow will defend her title against The Queen on the final WWE SmackDown before MITB, with Bianca Belair banned from ringside.

Despite Belair’s ringside ban, her potential influence on the match’s outcome cannot be ruled out. This scenario sets the stage for a possible triple-threat encounter at SummerSlam, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the already thrilling lineup’‹.

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Roman Reigns’ Return and The Bloodline Feud

Roman Reigns, also known as The Tribal Chief, is scheduled to return to the blue brand on Friday night, a day before his team-up with The Enforcer Solo Sikoa to clash with The Usos at Money in the Bank.

This return marks Reigns’ first appearance since Jey Uso’s shocking betrayal two weeks ago. How will The Tribal Chief react to Jey Uso’s decision to side with his brother over The Bloodline?

And more importantly, which team will carry the momentum into MITB? All these questions will be answered when fans tune in to the much-awaited event’‹.

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