SmackDown Bracket For WWE World Title Tournament Revealed

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Monday Night Raw saw the first finalist for the WWE World Title tournament emerge and now the six SmackDown stars competing know their triple threat opponents.

Triple H announced ahead of the 2023 WWE Draft that the brand that did not end up with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns would instead crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Twelve stars were revealed for the tournament which began on Raw in Jacksonville, Florida. Seth Rollins defeated Damian Priest and Shinsuke Nakamura in the first triple threat match to move on to the semi-finals with Finn Balor overcoming Cody Rhodes and The Miz in the other.

That win was not without controversy however as Rhodes was taken out of the match by Brock Lesnar and the two men are on a collision course for another match at Night of Champions.

By the end of the night, Raw’s challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was known as Rollins defeated Balor to move on to the final at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia.

On SmackDown in Knoxville, Tennessee, the two other triple threat matches will see Bobby Lashley take on US Champion Austin Theory and Sheamus while the other bout will have a Hall of Fame flavor as Rey Mysterio takes on Edge and AJ Styles. The winners of those two matches will have off later on the same night to determine Rollins’ opponent.

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