In an unexpected twist from the wrestling world, Cody Rhodes revealed on the recent episode of RAW that he will be marking his presence on SmackDown this week. And he won't be coming alone; accompanying him will be none other than Jey Uso.
As the wrestling community buzzes with excitement, rumors are suggesting that yet another faction from RAW may grace the SmackDown ring. A credible source, PWInsider, has spilled the beans. Alongside the dynamic duo of Rhodes and Uso, the fast-emerging group, Alpha Academy, is rumored to make an appearance.
The line-up comprises the formidable trio of Chad Gable, Otis, and the latest entrant, Maxine. The report affirms, "Alpha Academy - Chad Gable, Otis, and Maxine are also slated to attend the taping." What makes this all the more intriguing is the meteoric rise of Alpha Academy in the WWE universe.
Chad Gable, with his recent tussle with Gunther, has risen through the ranks and cemented his place in the wrestling elite. There are murmurs about Gable taking a solo route soon. The cherry on the cake has been Maxxine Dupri.
Even though a recent bout saw Gable and Otis bow down to Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci from Imperium, there’s undeniable momentum backing the faction.
Rhodes & Uso's Quest
However, the limelight remains on Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso.
These former adversaries might just be on the brink of a championship reign as a tag team. Rhodes' last tag team championship was alongside his sibling a decade back. On the other hand, Jey Uso boasts a glittering record of multiple tag titles.
Their potential is tantalizing, but it begs the question: Can they topple The Judgment Day's Finn Balor and Damian Priest to clinch gold? Skeptics argue their championship material remains unproven. In parallel developments, Dominik Mysterio's swift recapture of the NXT North American Championship highlights The Judgment Day’s stronghold over various WWE titles, a rarity for factions. With such a power shift, this week's SmackDown promises unmatched energy and suspense. Stay tuned!