WWE SmackDown Preview – January 20, 2023

After months of sneak attacks, brawls and beatdowns, Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens will collide at the Royal Rumble for the Undisputed Universal Championship.

On Smackdown, Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens will put pen to paper for their Royal Rumble title match in a contract signing. In the past, most contract-signings end up turning into a brawl. Will this be the case again?

Also on the show, the Banger Bros (McIntyre and Sheamus) will battle the Viking Raiders in a SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament first-round match. Last week, the Banger Bros had a chance at The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Title but came up short. After the match The Viking Raiders attacked the Banger Bros, setting up this match.

What Else To Expect?

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is expected to be on Smackdown as she looks to follow-up on her backstage brawl with Sonya Deville last week.

The Brawling Brutes will take on the Imperium in a 1st Round Match of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Contenders Tournament.

Gunther successfully defended the Intercontinental Championship last week. Will a new challenger emerge?

Smackdown will be live tonight from Detroit, Michigan at the Little Caesars Arena on Fox at 8 EST.

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