Spoilers for WWE SmackDown from Saudi Arabia

Before airing on Fox tonight, SmackDown’s King & Queen of the Ring go-home show was taped in Saudi Arabia. Here are the highlights of the show.

Highlights:

  • Queen of the Ring Semifinal Match: Nia Jax vs. Bianca Belair: Nia Jax defeated Bianca Belair, who was hindered by a knee injury. Jax will face Lyra Valkyria in the tournament finals.
  • The Grayson Waller Effect Segment:
    • Carmelo Hayes appeared instead of LA Knight. Hayes proposed teaming up against SmackDown veterans.
    • Knight interrupted, leading to a brawl involving Waller, Theory, Hayes, and The Street Profits.
  • Tag Team Match: LA Knight & The Street Profits vs. Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller & Austin Theory: LA Knight & The Street Profits won with Montez Ford pinning Waller.
  • Backstage:
    • Cody Rhodes wished Randy Orton luck in the King of the Ring tournament.
  • Rhodes and Paul Confrontation: Logan Paul interrupted Cody Rhodes, leading to a heated exchange. Despite Paul’s denial, the referee found brass knuckles on him. Rhodes vowed to teach Paul a lesson at King & Queen of the Ring.
  • Interview and Matches:
    • Byron Saxton interviewed Randy Orton.
    • Nia Jax warned Bayley to keep the WWE Women’s Championship safe until SummerSlam.
    • DIY interrupted The Street Profits, signaling their interest in the WWE Tag Team titles.
  • Bayley vs. Chelsea Green: Bayley defeated Chelsea Green but was attacked by Piper Niven post-match.
  • AJ Styles’ Title Shot Request: AJ Styles asked Nick Aldis for another shot at the Undisputed WWE Championship. Aldis emphasized that Styles must earn it.
  • King of the Ring Semifinal Match: Randy Orton vs. Tama Tonga: Randy Orton defeated Tama Tonga to advance to the finals against Gunther. Post-match, Solo Sikoa attacked Orton, but Kevin Owens intervened. The show ended with a staredown between Orton and Gunther.

SmackDown’s action-packed episode sets the stage for the King and Queen of the Ring 2024, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event streams live on Peacock at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday with a kickoff show beginning one hour before.

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