WWE “Night of Champions” PLE was announced months ago as the event to take place in Saudi Arabia. Previously the Saudi event was going to be named “King and Queen of the Ring”. However, due to undisclosed reasons, the event was renamed “Night of Champions”. The show is advertised as the event where all the main roster titles will be defended.
Roman Reigns and Bianca Belair are featured on the official Night Of Champions poster. pic.twitter.com/ScNVSyjGPR
— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) May 11, 2023
Similar to the previous Saudi shows, WWE seems to be pulling out all the stops to make the event bigger and better. As of now, several title matches have been announced that are set to feature at “Night of Champions”. Furthermore, there are a couple of non-title matches on the card as well. Let’s take a look at the announced match card:
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. AJ Styles: WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WWE conducted a tournament for the newly unveiled World Heavyweight Championship. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles paved their way to the finals and are in contention to become the new world champion.
Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens(C): WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship
On SmackDown, Roman Reigns shocked everyone by announcing that he and Solo Sikoa will be going for the tag titles. The Tribal chief also embarrassed The Usos and promised to bring back the titles to The Bloodline.
Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes
After a sneaky win over The Beast Incarnate, Cody Rhodes thought he was done with Brock Lesnar. However, Lesnar reignited the feud, challenging The American Nightmare to a rematch at “Night of Champions”.
Apart from these headlining matches, more matches have recently been announced for the event:
Gunther(C) vs. Mustafa Ali: Intercontinental Championship
Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus
Bianca Belair(C) vs. Asuka: WWE Raw Women’s Championship
WWE Night of Champions 2023 Date and Start Time in Different Countries
The Night of Champions Premium Live Event will be live from the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event is set to go down on May 27, 2023, and can be streamed exclusively on the ‘WWE Network’. Furthermore, this is the second PLE organized by WWE in the month of May after Backlash. The event will begin at 8 pm local time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Next WWE PLE:
Night of Champions
May 27, 2023
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia #WWENOC pic.twitter.com/M01HFPhKke
— Wrestling News (@RasslinNews) May 7, 2023
Here are the start timings of the Night of Champions PLE in other countries:
USA: Approximately At 1 pm in the afternoon
Canada: 2:30 pm local time
Mexico: 12:30 pm local time
Puerto Rico: 1 pm local time
UK: 6 pm in the evening local time
Spain: 6 pm local time
Australia: 1 am night local time
New Zealand: 5 am local time
India: 10:30 pm IST
South Africa: & pm in the evening local time.