The stage is set for WWE's Night of Champions this Saturday as a star-studded ensemble gears up to jet off to Saudi Arabia. With the latest episode of "WWE SmackDown" pre-recorded this past Friday, WWE talents are already embarking on their journey, including several faces yet to be officially announced for the event.
Prominent names include Omos, Street Profits, Karrion Kross, LA Knight, and Rick Boogs, as reported by PWInsider Elite. Night of Champions promises an electrifying roster with a blend of established favorites and rising stars.
High-stakes clashes are slated, including the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament, pitting the crafty Seth Rollins against the phenomenal AJ Styles.
Thrilling Matchups Await at NOC
The event will also host a much-anticipated rematch between Cody Rhodes and "The Beast" Brock Lesnar.
In an exciting tag team bout, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will put their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on the line against Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. Following last month's shocking betrayal in the women's division, Becky Lynch will square off against Trish Stratus.
The "EST of WWE," Bianca Belair, will also defend the WWE Raw Women's Championship against the "Empress of Tomorrow" Asuka. At the same time, Natalya attempts to dethrone Rhea Ripley for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.
Mustafa Ali aims to halt GUNTHER's impressive reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion in another thrilling match-up. This latest installation of the Night of Champions continues WWE's ongoing partnership with Saudi Arabia, a controversial yet lucrative arrangement that began in 2018.
Since then, WWE has significantly amplified its global outreach, including a successful event, WWE Backlash, hosted recently in Puerto Rico, and the forthcoming Money in the Bank spectacle set to unfold in London, England.
The WWE-Saudi Arabia relationship is slated to persist until at least 2027, offering fans a unique fusion of cultural and wrestling flair.