WWE fans eagerly anticipate an announcement regarding the Kickoff pre-show match for Saturday's highly anticipated Night of Champions Premium Live Event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to a recent report from the reputable insider source, Better Wrestling Experience, there is intense speculation that a clash between LA Knight and Rick Boogs is being considered for the Kickoff match.
Although no official confirmation has been made, discussions surrounding this potential matchup are underway. Knight and Boogs traveled to Saudi Arabia this week and actively engaged in promotional activities in the city of Jeddah.
It has been observed that Knight has garnered significant popularity among Saudi fans, as his presence has been met with an emotional reception.
Kickoff Pre-Show History Amplifies Excitement for Night of Champions
The previous WWE Kickoff pre-show match occurred at Clash at The Castle in September 2022; before that, it was held at Elimination Chamber in February 2022.
Notably, both of these events were international Premium Live Events. The last domestic event featuring a Kickoff pre-show was Day 1 in January 2022, heightening the anticipation for this upcoming Night of Champions edition.
Adding an intriguing twist to the potential matchup, Knight recently betrayed Boogs following their defeat against The Street Profits on last week's episode of SmackDown. The upcoming taped go-home episode of SmackDown (spoilers ahead) will also showcase a bout between Boogs and Knight, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch at Night of Champions.
As fans eagerly await WWE's official announcement, the buzz surrounding this potential Kickoff pre-show match continues to grow. With both Knight and Boogs showcasing their skills and the storyline between them intensifying, the Night of Champions event promises to deliver an exciting start that will captivate fans worldwide. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development!