In an unexpected turn of events on tonight's SmackDown, Jimmy Uso extended a handshake to Drew McIntyre. This intriguing gesture followed a heated dark match between McIntyre and Jey Uso. What made this moment even more startling was that it came after Jimmy's interference, where he brazenly attacked his own brother, Jey, as a visibly nonplussed McIntyre looked on.
With the audience still buzzing from the evening's matches, they witnessed Jimmy reaching out with an offer of truce to McIntyre. However, the "Scottish Psychopath", known for his intense in-ring demeanor, opted not to take Jimmy's hand.
Choosing discretion over valor, McIntyre exited the squared circle, leaving the Usos' family drama to play out. But the situation quickly escalated. Jimmy's assault on Jey continued unabated until the roar of the crowd signaled another twist: LA Knight, making a dramatic entrance and drawing a massive cheer, intervened and halted Jimmy's onslaught.
Drew McIntyre Title Pursuit
As fans well know, Drew McIntyre is on the cusp of a monumental face-off. With WWE Crown Jewel 2023 on the horizon, McIntyre has his sights set on the World Heavyweight Title, currently held by "The Architect" Seth Rollins.
It's been a while since the rugged Scotsman has felt the weight of that world title belt around his waist, and reclaiming it in Saudi Arabia would be a career-defining moment. However, McIntyre isn't the only one with high stakes at Crown Jewel.
The immensely popular LA Knight also has a date with destiny. He's set to lock horns with "The Tribal Chief" Roman Reigns, in a bout that will see Reigns' coveted Undisputed WWE Universal Title up for grabs. Given Knight's skyrocketing popularity and the electric energy of the WWE Universe, Riyadh is sure to witness a clash for the ages.
As the anticipation builds for these colossal confrontations, one thing is clear: the road to WWE Crown Jewel 2023 is paved with drama, unexpected alliances, and high-octane action.