With WrestleMania just around the corner, WWE is preparing for a week of blurred brand lines, with RAW Superstars expected to make appearances on SmackDown. Ringside News recently reported that several names from the red brand would be present on SmackDown this week, and now we have a few more names to add to the list.
According to Sean Sapp of Fightful, Kevin Owens and Cody Rhodes are both in town for SmackDown this week. It’s likely that they will be involved in some capacity with current Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Additionally, there’s set to be some WWE 2K23 integration into tonight’s show, with the upcoming release of the game being a major focus. This could mean that there will be some cross-promotion between WWE and the video game, as WWE looks to capitalize on the game’s popularity and reach.
There was also a tidbit about Xavier Woods, who is still scheduled for this week’s tapings, despite his New Day teammates being injured. It remains to be seen how WWE will utilize Woods in the absence of Kofi Kingston, who is currently recovering from surgery.
As WWE gears up for WrestleMania, fans can expect to see some exciting cross-brand matchups and unexpected appearances, as the company looks to deliver a memorable event for its fans. With some of the biggest names in wrestling set to appear on SmackDown this week, the stage is set for an action-packed night of entertainment.