In a stunning twist on this week's SmackDown, LA Knight upended the Universal Champion Roman Reigns' plans for a swift victory during their high-stakes contract signing. Though Reigns sought to put Knight in his place, it was the challenger who had the last laugh, taking down the Head of the Table with his devastating BFT to close the episode.
While Reigns remains focused on dispatching Knight, questions have arisen about Jimmy Uso's true allegiance in the ongoing feud. The Tribal Chief had tasked his cousin Jimmy to handle Knight, his Crown Jewel opponent, but Jimmy's subsequent failure recalls past lapses.
This raises the tantalizing possibility: could Jimmy Uso be orchestrating an intricate scheme against Reigns from the shadows? Whispers are circulating that the multi-time WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso may be feigning incompetence to mislead Reigns, while covertly colluding with his brother, Jey Uso, to undermine the Tribal Chief.
Roman Reigns is, after all, the one towering figure in WWE that the Usos haven't managed to shake off. Jey recently exited SmackDown, citing exhaustion from Reigns' mind games within The Bloodline, but could this be part of a grander strategy?
Usos' Hidden Agenda?
Despite handing Reigns his first significant loss in three years at Night of Champions 2023, both Jimmy and Jey remain eclipsed by their illustrious cousin.
Jimmy's recent return to SmackDown aimed to mend fences with Reigns, Paul Heyman, and Solo Sikoa. However, his subsequent actions, including costing Jey his Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match against The Judgment Day, may be laying the groundwork for something far more consequential.
Adding another layer to this complex drama was the contract signing between Reigns and Knight, overseen by SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis. Reigns' entrance was notably interrupted by Knight, who snubbed the Universal Champion by walking past him, leaving Reigns and his advocate, Paul Heyman, visibly shaken.
After some verbal jousting, Reigns attempted a cheap shot, only for Jimmy to make an ill-fated rescue attempt that saw him launched through a table. All these intricate moves and countermoves set the stage for a SmackDown that promises to deliver earth-shattering revelations. With tensions at an all-time high, one can't help but wonder what lies ahead in this web of betrayals and alliances.