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WWE SmackDown Preview – 21st January 2022

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WWE SmackDown on FOX will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Music City – Nashville, Tennessee as the blue brand rolls along towards the Royal Rumble.

Charlotte Flair previously stated her intention to do what nobody has ever done before when she plans to enter and win the women’s Royal Rumble match while still reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion. The Queen wants to repeat her 2020 victory and then name her own number one contender for WrestleMania 38.

However, on SmackDown, a spanner could be put in those plans when Charlotte Flair defends her title against Naomi. Naomi has not had her troubles to seek in recent months with WWE official Sonya Deville but will hope to put those behind her as she looks to reclaim the title she last won at WrestleMania 33.

There is sure to be more ill-feeling on display between former tag team partners Roman Reigns and Seth “Freakin” Rollins with the two men set to face for the WWE Universal Championship. The former Shield brothers came face to face last week before Rollins escaped an attack from The Usos.

With only half the field so far declared for the men’s Royal Rumble match and spaces still remaining in the women’s bout, more WWE SmackDown Superstars are sure to make their play for a spot in the showpiece matches.

Also currently announced for tonight’s episode of SmackDown:

  • Kofi Kingston takes on Madcap Moss in singles action.
  • Naomi takes on SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte in singles action.

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