WWE Night of Champions 2023 is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This will be the first Night of Champions held on a Saturday and the first held in Saudi Arabia, subsequently being the ninth event that WWE will hold in the country under a 10-year partnership in support of Saudi Vision 2030.
The event was originally scheduled to be held on April 29, 2023, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. On April 13, however, it was revealed that WWE scrapped these plans for the event and tournaments and that this Saudi Arabian event would instead be the 10th Night of Champions, thus reviving the Night of Champions event, which had previously been held annually from 2007 to 2015.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship will make its return to WWE in Saudi Arabia. Randy Orton was the final winner of the title, as he dethroned John Cena in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match in Houston on Dec. 15, 2013. Ten years later, WWE established a tournament to decide who will hold the gold once again. The final two contestants, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles will battle it out for the title.
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa are set to challenge Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens at WWE Night of Champions in an attempt to take back the gold for The Bloodline.
On the May 12 edition of SmackDown, Roman Reigns returned to SmackDown for the first time since WrestleMania and voiced his disappointment with The Usos for failing to recapture the gold. Much to Jimmy & Jey’s humiliation, he then declared that he would join forces with Sikoa to challenge Owens and Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at WWE Night of Champions.
Matches (as of May 13, 2023)
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles
- Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
- WWE Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (c) vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
WWE Night of Champions, streaming LIVE from Jeddah Superdome on Saturday, May 27, at 1 p.m. ET on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.