As the reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns' highly anticipated return to WWE SmackDown is scheduled for tonight at the renowned Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Known as "The Tribal Chief," Reigns is set to return to the blue brand amidst a whirlwind of internal strife and turmoil within The Bloodline, a development that fans will eagerly watch unfold.
Last week, The Bloodline member Jey Uso unveiled a divisive ultimatum. He asserted that if he remained part of the renowned stable, he would not be amenable to Paul Heyman's continued involvement. To add to the upheaval, Jey Uso suffered an unexpected loss in his WWE United States Championship match against Austin Theory, courtesy of a misplaced superkick from Jimmy Uso.
This twist was initially intended for Solo Sikoa, setting the stage for a potential shake-up within The Bloodline as fans eagerly await Jey's final decision.
Gauntlet Match: Tag Team Showdown
In other developments, the gauntlet match is set to be a highlight of this evening's event.
It will feature a multitude of talented duos vying for the chance to challenge the current holders of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde from the Latino World Order, Elton Prince and Kit Wilson of Pretty Deadly, The O.C.'
s Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins of the Street Profits, and The Brawling Brutes' Sheamus and Ridge Holland are all contenders in the thrilling showdown. Further action will see Zelina Vega of the Latino World Order face Damage CTRL's IYO SKY.
Both wrestlers are priming themselves for participating in the much-anticipated 2023 women's Money in the Bank ladder match, slated for July 1 in London, England. Scarlett, a fan favorite, will be back in action in her first televised match since January.
She'll join forces with Karrion Kross against The O.C.' s AJ Styles and Michin in what is expected to be an intense tag team encounters. In addition, viewers can look forward to the appearance of Charlotte Flair, who returned to SmackDown last week with a shocking attack on current WWE Women's Champion Asuka.
Flair will be the special guest on "The Grayson Waller Effect," further heightening anticipation for tonight's action-packed broadcast.