WWE SmackDown (June 2, 2023): Matches, news, rumors, predicted matches, timings, telecast details

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June 1 2023
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After a pre-taped SmackDown last week following a shocking end to the Night of Champions at Saudi Arabia, WWE SmackDown is back live with lots of expectations. Here is a full preview of the June 2, 2023 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

Venue: June 2, 2023 episode of Friday Night SmackDown is scheduled to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena, Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.

SmackDown Timing: WWE SmackDown is currently scheduled to be aired live in India on Saturday morning at 5.30 AM on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD.

Match Cards & Predictions

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Montez Ford vs LA Knight

WWE has announced the Money in the Bank Qualifying Match last week on SmackDown. LA Knight and Montez Ford. They already had a Tag Team match a week before where LA Knight teamed with Rick Boogs against Street Profits. Street Profits won the match by pinning Boogs, after the match LA Knight attacked Boogs.

However, they compete one-on-one for the first time on this week’s SmackDown to earn an opportunity for a Money in the Bank match. Rumors around WWE speculate that there are high chances for LA Knight to qualify for the Money in the Bank and subsequently win the MITB briefcase.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Zelina Vega vs Lacey Evans

LWO’s Zelina Vega vs Lacey Evans match was planned for this week’s SmackDown and the winner will get an opportunity to qualify for the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. After a hard fought loss against Rhea Ripley on Backlash at her hometown. Zelina is likely to have an upperhand and probably qualify for the match. However, Lacey Evans has not been televised in recent times and a win could bring her back to regular shows. This match could turn out either way and induct the first member to the Women’s MITB ladder match.

Roman Reigns 1000 days Championship Celebration

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Reigns has surpasses 1000 days as the Universal champion

Roman Reigns has held the Universal Championship since August 30, 2020 and held the championship surpassing 1000 days. The 1000th-day celebration of Roman Reigns was scheduled long before WrestleMania 39 and had huge plans for reigns.

However, Jimmy Uso turning on Reigns and a recent loss against Kevin Owens and Solo Sikoa has created more hype for the segment. Paul Heyman has also tweeted that Reigns, Solo and Paul Heyman could address this issue on SmackDown. According to rumors, this segment could be a major turning point in the future of The Bloodline, thereby making it the most anticipating SmackDown to watchout for.

WWE SmackDown telecast details

WWE SmackDown LIVE is telecast in India every Saturday. WWE SmackDown LIVE airs every Saturday at 6:30 a.m. You may watch WWE SmackDown LIVE in India online if you have a WWE Network premium account. Even if you don’t have a membership, you may watch it live on the Sony LIV app, AirtelTV, or JioTV. Those with cable who enjoy watching TV may do so on Sony 1 for English commentary and Sony 3 for Hindi commentary.

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