WWE legend Triple H is reportedly bringing Teddy Long back to WWE TV for tonight's episode of SmackDown as the much-anticipated WWE Draft kick-off unfolds. With the event featuring no authority figures for Raw or SmackDown, there is speculation that Long, a wrestling icon, may return to announce the draft picks for both brands this weekend.
Triple H's Teddy Long Plan
Teddy Long's possible return to WWE comes amid the WWE Draft, which promises several surprises in the form of NXT call-ups. According to PWInsider and as reported by WrestleTalk, Long is expected to be present at tonight's SmackDown show and next week's episode of Raw.
However, there is no confirmation yet regarding Long's role on his return, but the WWE Hall of Famer's involvement in announcing draft picks seems likely. Other than Long, fans can anticipate many other surprises during the WWE Draft.
WRKD Wrestling reveals that Big E, who has been out of action for over a year due to a broken neck, might return during the WWE Draft this week. Additionally, various media outlets suggest that Tyler Bate, Pretty Deadly, Cora Jade, Joe Gacy, Cameron Grimes, and Zoey Stark could all be called up from NXT to Raw or SmackDown in the Draft, which starts tonight.
PWInsider also reports that Ilja Dragunov, the former NXT UK Champion, has been discussed for a move to SmackDown. If this occurs, fans could witness the revival of Dragunov's legendary feud with Intercontinental Champion Gunther.
With so many surprises in store, the WWE Draft kick-off on tonight's SmackDown will keep fans on edge. The return of Teddy Long, a beloved wrestling figure, only adds to the event's excitement and anticipation. Whether he will be announcing draft picks or involved in some other capacity remains to be seen, but one thing is sure: WWE fans are in for a thrilling ride this weekend.