2022 was a year of huge changes in WWE, accelerated by the sensational farewell of Vince McMahon. The latter decided to say goodbye to the company last July, thanks to the advancing age and the heavy accusations of misconduct that hit him.
His right-hand man John Laurinaitis - former head of talent relations - has also been banned from the Stamford federation. Vince's place was taken by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H took over as the new head of the creative team.
The Game has proven to have a very different philosophy than its illustrious predecessor and hasn't hesitated to make some substantial changes to the shows. The 14-time world champion also brought several stars back to the company who had been released during the pandemic.
The likes of Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Johnny Gargano have been called back to WWE, sending fans in raptures and stunned insiders. SmackDown star Roman Reigns recently stated that nobody has ever pushed him emotionally as much as his Bloodline stablemate Jey Uso during their feud in late 2020.
Latest update on SmackDown
On Saturday November 26, WWE will host Survivor Series: WarGames. In the latest episode of SmackDown, we witnessed the return of Kevin Owens. The Canadian helped The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre in a fight with The Bloodline.
KO will be part of Sheamus' team during the next PPV. The well-known 'PWInsider' portal has provided an important update on the episode of SmackDown following the Survivor Series. The blue show - which usually airs on FOX - will be visible on FS1 next Friday.
The reason for this is related to the NCAA PAC-12 game which will take place on December 2 at the same time slot as SmackDown. In the Monday Night Raw episode that aired tonight, WWE announced a three-way match between Seth Rollins, Austin Theory and Bobby Lashley for the upcoming PPV.
At Survivor Series: WarGames, the three will compete for the United States Championship in a triple threat match without disqualification. In short, there are all the conditions to attend an electrifying show. “I’m not going to dive into all the super backstage stuff, but there was no time to discuss,” Reigns says.
“So there were a lot of instincts that were relied on. The fact that we have literally a brother-level connection and relationship, it made it really easy for us to just rely on our history and being comfortable with each other and also being able to push that type of emotion out of each other."