In a surprising twist to the ongoing WWE saga, the return of John Cena to the squared circle was punctuated with immediate high drama involving the menacing Bloodline faction. The September 15th SmackDown episode, emanating from the electric ambience of Glendale, Arizona, bore witness to this chaos.
The evening saw Cena, one of WWE’s most iconic figures, blindsided by Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso, only to be rescued in an unexpected turn by his erstwhile rival, AJ Styles. This alliance was shocking, given the storied past these two shared, where Styles once reveled in getting the better of Cena.
Riding high on the adrenaline, Cena, with the Glendale crowd behind him, brought forth Styles as his ally in their challenge against the duo of Uso and Sikoa. But the night wasn't meant for immediate confrontations, as Uso and Sikoa teasingly approached the ring only to retract.
Fastlane's Brewing Showdown
General Manager Adam Pearce found himself caught in the whirlwind as he tried to broker a match. With the looming presence of Paul Heyman, The Bloodline’s counsel, it was evident a battle on SmackDown wouldn’t materialize.
Fastlane, however, became the potential ground for this showdown. Sikoa's ominous warning hinted at a decimated opposition by the time Fastlane rolled around. But did Cena officially put pen to paper for the Fastlane bout? The answer came swiftly as Cena, without hesitation, inked the contract amidst the roaring audience.
The night's drama didn't stop there. A disturbing visual played backstage showing Styles victim to a brutal assault by Uso and Sikoa, necessitating his exit in an ambulance. Flashing their signature confidence, The Bloodline took center stage, only to be confronted by a defiant Cena.
Despite Cena’s valiant effort, numbers played the defining role, leaving The Bloodline standing dominant. Interestingly, insiders revealed a last-minute change. LA Knight was initially slated to join Cena’s corner but was benched due to a medical setback.
Should he recover promptly, the Fastlane matchup could witness Knight teaming up with Cena, adding another layer to this thrilling narrative. Stay tuned to MSN, Google, and Google News for the latest updates on this escalating WWE rivalry, and be sure not to miss what promises to be a sizzling encounter at Fastlane.