SmackDown Recap: Bray Wyatt to challenge winner of Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley, Sami Zayn returns home and all that happened

WWE SmackDown February 17 Recap.

WWE SmackDown Recap: Bray Wyatt to challenge winner of Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley, Sami Zayn returns home and all that happened

David Ben 08:31 - 18.02.2023
Sami Zayn was treated to a hero's welcome in Montreal ahead of his match with Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber. Here's what went down on Friday night's SmackDown.

In the final build up to this weekend’s Elimination Chamber, Sami Zayn was the biggest highlight of the blue brand this week.

The former Honorary Uce is set to face the Head of the table Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber, for the undisputed WWE universal championship, a belt reigns has held for over a record - 900 days and counting

However, the underdog Zayn was treated to a hero’s welcome at the Bell Centre in Montreal, with the crowd rallying behind him during his closing speech on Friday’s episode of SmackDown.

Elsewhere, The Friend Bray Wyatt declared his intention to challenge the winner between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley at Elimination Chamber.

Roman Reigns will face Sami Zayn at WWE Elimination Chamber

And there was an intercontinental championship match between GUNTHER and No. 1 contender Madcap Moss.

The challenger cemented himself as the top contender by winning a fatal four-way match the previous week on the show.

Here’s all that happened on the February 17 edition of SmackDown

WWE SmackDown February 17 Recap

Sami Zayn treated to a hometown welcome

Sami Zayn on SmackDown

 Throughout the broadcast, there video highlights of the entire saga between The Bloodline and Zayn, detailing how they formed their alliance, their cohesion, the trial and the break up.

The storyline which is one of WWE’s most interesting in the last decade could reach a conclusion this weekend when Zayn faces Reigns.

Zayn made a hero’s homecoming to the Bell Centre in Friday's closing segment as his music played to an overwhelming ovation from the Montreal crowd.

The former Honorary Uce also assured that he would defeat Reigns and become the undisputed WWE universal champion, before the show closed with the loud crowd singing along to his music.

Bray Wyatt challenged winner of Brock Lesnar v Bobby Lashley at Elimination Chamber

Bray Wyatt to challenge winner between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar at Elimination Chamber

Intercontinental championship - GUNTHER (Champion) defeated Madcap Moss via pinfall 

Gunther vs Karrion Kross on SmackDown

Drew McIntyre and Sheamus defeated Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) via pinfall 

Drew McIntyre and Sheamus (Down) defeated The Viking Raiders

Ronda Rousey and Shayna Bazler defeated Shotzi and Natalya via submission 

Ronda Rousey and Shayna Bazler(Up) defeated Shotzi and Natalya

Asuka defeated Liv Morgan via submission 

Asuka(L) defeated Liv Morgan

Karrion Kross slammed Rey Mysterio's version of fatherhood 

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