The wrestling world is electrified with excitement as the WWE SmackDown brand gears up for its much-anticipated season premiere. This thrilling episode is scheduled to unfold live from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s iconic BOK Center, and fans couldn’t be more excited. The stage is set for a post-Fastlane 2023 edition that promises not only action-packed bouts but a series of surprises and twists that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. These developments are crucial in building anticipation for the upcoming Crown Jewel event, slated for November 4, 2023.
Surprise #4: Bobby Lashley’s Expanding Empire on SmackDown
The All Mighty, Bobby Lashley, had previously formed an alliance with The Street Profits. However, after their setback at Fastlane 2023, Lashley might be reevaluating his choices. There is a growing possibility that he might recruit a new WWE superstar, potentially a manager, to fortify his faction. This manager could play a pivotal role in overseeing Lashley and his associates during their in-ring endeavors.
Surprise #3: LWO’s Pursuit of Dragon Lee
The Latino World Order (LWO) witnessed an unfortunate injury crisis during Fastlane, with Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde sidelined. Though they managed to replace one injured member with Carlito, there’s still a gap to be filled. Enter Dragon Lee, who is now part of the SmackDown roster. Given his background and prior interactions with the LWO, Rey Mysterio may be eager to add him to the faction. Lee’s addition could provide a fresh dynamic to the group.
Surprise #2: Jade Cargill’s Long-Awaited WWE Debut
Jade Cargill’s arrival in WWE has been a topic of intense speculation and discussion among fans and insiders alike. While she’s made brief appearances on screen, she has yet to address the WWE Universe or step into an official match. However, this could all change on SmackDown’s season premiere. Cargill may finally make her presence felt, addressing the crowd, and possibly even challenging IYO SKY for a title shot. Moreover, Cargill’s debut might also be the catalyst for the return of Bianca Belair, setting the stage for an epic showdown between the two dominant forces.
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Surprise #1: John Cena’s Confrontation with Roman Reigns
The ongoing feud between John Cena and The Bloodline has captivated WWE fans. Cena’s recent victory, alongside LA Knight, against Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso at Fastlane 2023 may not mark the end of this intense rivalry. Cena could be gearing up to confront Roman Reigns, setting the stage for a potential match at Crown Jewel 2023. This is particularly noteworthy as The Tribal Chief is making his first appearance on SmackDown since August 11, 2023, heightening the anticipation for a showdown of epic proportions.