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WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Everything taped for show before Crown Jewel 2023

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WWE fans are gearing up for the Crown Jewel premium live event set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 4, 2023. With the company making its way to Saudi Arabia, the subsequent episode of WWE SmackDown had to be pre-recorded.

This taping took place right after a live show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of what transpired during the taping and what fans can expect from the upcoming episode.

WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Key Matches and Results

  • Kevin Owens vs. Austin Theory: In a thrilling encounter, Kevin Owens emerged victorious against Austin Theory. Notably, Grayson Waller was present, offering his insights from the commentary desk.
  • Tag Team Action: Shotzi and Charlotte Flair teamed up to face Piper Niven and Chelsea Green. The duo of Shotzi and Charlotte Flair secured the win in this non-title bout.
  • Donnybrook Match: This unique match format saw Pretty Deadly, comprising Elton Prince and Kit Wilson, go head-to-head with Brawling Brutes, Ridge Holland and Butch. Pretty Deadly managed to clinch the victory.
  • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley: In a fierce showdown, Bianca Belair defeated Bayley. Post-match, in a display of dominance, Belair slammed Bayley through the announce table.

Promos and Altercations

  • Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman: The duo took centre stage to discuss Sikoa’s upcoming match against the legendary John Cena at Crown Jewel. However, Cena wasn’t one to sit back and listen. He interrupted the promo, exchanged heated words with Sikoa, and eventually laid him out.
  • LA Knight and Roman Reigns: LA Knight had some words to share about his impending match with Roman Reigns at WWE Crown Jewel. Reigns, never one to back down from a challenge, interrupted Knight. The tension between the two was palpable, and officials had to intervene to prevent a physical altercation.

WWE SmackDown: Notable Absences

Interestingly, WWE had previously advertised a ‘Weigh-In’ segment between Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio. However, this segment was conspicuously absent during the taping, leaving fans curious about its omission.


  • Q: When and where is the Crown Jewel 2023 event taking place?
    • A: Crown Jewel 2023 is scheduled for November 4 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Q: Why was the SmackDown episode taped in advance?
    • A: Due to WWE’s commitments in Saudi Arabia for the Crown Jewel event, the subsequent SmackDown episode was pre-recorded.
  • Q: Was there any segment featuring Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio?
    • A: Although WWE had advertised a ‘Weigh-In’ segment between the two, it was not taped in front of the live audience.
  • Q: Where can fans learn more about behind-the-scenes wrestling stories?
    • A: Fans can explore ‘Wrestling Unmasked’, a book presented by WrestleTalk, to delve into untold wrestling tales.
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