Updates on AJ Styles' WWE Return Delay and SmackDown Appearance



by NOMAN RASOOL

Updates on AJ Styles' WWE Return Delay and SmackDown Appearance
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Wrestling enthusiasts eagerly anticipating AJ Styles' grand return on the upcoming "WWE SmackDown" might need to adjust their expectations. Contrary to earlier speculation, Pro Wrestling Insider suggests that Styles, often hailed as "The Phenomenal One," is unlikely to reappear during the Tribute to the Troops event.

This development diverges from the earlier forecast by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, who hinted at Styles' comeback in tonight's show. Rewind to November, and PWI hinting at Styles' scheduled reappearance on the 11/10 "SmackDown" episode.

This was after a month-long hiatus following an on-screen thrashing by The Bloodline. However, these plans seemed to have been scrapped, as Styles has remained absent from "SmackDown" episodes since then. PWI now attributes this delay to creative decisions within WWE.

Styles' WWE Return Delay

Styles' last in-ring performance dates back to the September 15 "SmackDown" episode, where he faced a defeat against Finn Balor. That night's episode also saw him embroiled in a conflict with The Bloodline, stepping in to aid John Cena.

The ensuing storyline had Styles and Cena set to face The Bloodline's Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa at WWE Fastlane. However, a backstage assault by Sikoa sidelined Styles, leading to LA Knight taking his place in the match. The ongoing saga of Styles's return has kept fans on the edge of their seats as they eagerly await his dynamic presence in the ring.

The unpredictability surrounding his comeback adds more intrigue to WWE's storylines. With Styles' return still shrouded in mystery, WWE audiences are left wondering when they will next witness the thrilling performances that have become synonymous with "The Phenomenal One." As the wrestling world continues to speculate, all eyes remain fixed on WWE's future episodes, where any moment could mark the return of one of wrestling's most electrifying figures.

This anticipation speaks to Styles' immense popularity and the impact he has had on the wrestling community. His absence has created a palpable void, and his potential return is poised to reignite excitement and bring fresh dynamism to the ever-evolving narratives of WWE.

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