In a captivating turn of events, last week's season premiere of WWE SmackDown didn't disappoint. Featuring appearances from Carlito, Jade Cargill, and the much-anticipated return of Roman Reigns, the show was a hit. But what arguably stole the spotlight was the surprise appearance of Triple H, WWE's Chief Content Officer.
While the return of "The Game" was touted ahead of time, the WWE universe is abuzz with speculation about his next appearance, potentially on this week's SmackDown. The reason? With Survivor Series around the corner, and reports suggesting the revival of the iconic WarGames Match in Chicago, many believe Triple H could make a monumental announcement tonight.
However, one should tread cautiously with these expectations. WWE has yet to officially acknowledge the WarGames event as part of the Survivor Series lineup. Moreover, with Crown Jewel as the next Premium Live Event (PLE), it's plausible that any major revelations about Survivor Series would be withheld until the conclusion of the Saudi Arabia extravaganza.
Triple H Shakes Up RAW
Triple H's earlier appearance on SmackDown wasn't just a cameo. He made multiple significant announcements, underscoring his role as a pivotal figure in the brand. First on the agenda was recognizing Adam Pearce for his in-ring prowess prior to his WWE tenure and his administrative contributions.
Triple H then revealed that Pearce would be ascending to the role of General Manager for Monday Night RAW. This news naturally led to another major shift—SmackDown's new General Manager would be the recently debuted Nick Aldis.
And wasting no time, Aldis immediately executed a blockbuster trade, moving Jey Uso to RAW in exchange for Kevin Owens. So, what lies ahead? With fresh faces in authority positions, Owens' switch to SmackDown, and Aldis' entrance into WWE, it's clear that WWE is in the throes of a reshuffle.
Whether or not Triple H makes another grand appearance tonight to announce the return of WarGames for Survivor Series remains to be seen. But, given the recent developments, it's safe to say that WWE fans are in for an enthralling season.