The forthcoming Premium Live Event (PLE) on the WWE roster is the highly anticipated Night of Champions, slated for Saturday, May 27, 2023. This fabulous event will unfurl at the expansive Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previously titled "King & Queen of the Ring," the initial intention was to conduct tournaments for both genders, but plans altered, reverting to the renowned Night of Champions brand. With less than a week until the curtain lifts on this significant wrestling showcase, let's delve into the promising match card we can anticipate: In the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final, we find Seth Rollins and AJ Styles grappling for the illustrious title.
Having vanquished their adversaries in a series of matches, these formidable wrestlers vie for the ultimate prize. Seth Rollins is currently leading the race in terms of favorability.
Tag Team Showdown: Reigns Steps Up
A compelling Tag Team Championship match awaits as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (the reigning champions) brace themselves to face the formidable duo of Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa.
Distressed by The Usos' consistent failures, Roman Reigns steps up, bringing his trusted lieutenant Solo Sikoa to counter the persisting threat. In what promises to be a captivating rematch, Cody Rhodes will pit his strength against Brock Lesnar.
Rhodes managed to overpower Lesnar at Backlash, but now he must brace himself to face Lesnar again, marking an extraordinary challenge in his WWE career. The Intercontinental Championship will see GUNTHER, the current champion, go head-to-head with Mustafa Ali.
Ali secured his chance to challenge for the title after emerging victorious in a grueling multi-person battle royal match. In the Raw Women's Championship, Bianca Belair (the current champion) will be wrestling against Asuka.
After both were drafted to SmackDown, their rivalry continued. Although there's been chatter about a possible Belair heel turn, it's doubtful it will occur during this event. Finally, an electrifying encounter between Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus is anticipated, although it has not yet been officially confirmed.
The pair are due to sign a contract on Monday Night Raw this week, marking their first face-off since Trish's betrayal cost them the tag team titles. Despite the impressive lineup, it's worth noting that not all titles may be defended during this event, unlike prior Night of Champions iterations.