In a jaw-dropping turn of events on Friday's episode of "WWE SmackDown," the WWE Universe witnessed a series of unexpected twists and dramatic confrontations that left fans and superstars alike in shock. The night began with LA Knight defying Randy Orton's wishes as he descended the ramp to confront Solo Sikoa, disregarding Orton's earlier warning.
As tensions escalated in the ring, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns took matters into his own hands. He not only smashed Knight but also launched an attack on Orton, setting the stage for a chaotic showdown.
AJ Styles' Shocking Return
However, the most surprising moment of the night came when the arena erupted with the unmistakable entrance music of AJ Styles, known as "The Phenomenal One." Styles, clad in all black, made a stunning return to the WWE Universe.
He wasted no time and delivered a devastating Phenomenal Forearm to "The Tribal Chief" Reigns. Initially, it appeared that Styles was evening the odds and seeking revenge for Solo Sikoa's previous attack on him. However, the situation took an unexpected turn when Styles shifted his focus to LA Knight.
With a powerful clothesline, Styles obliterated Knight, leaving the audience in awe of his dominance. After his ruthless assault on Knight, Styles calmly exited the ring, walking past the bewildered members of The Bloodline, who watched him in astonishment.
The departure of Styles without any further interaction added an element of intrigue to the already chaotic scene. Randy Orton, who had earlier issued a challenge to Reigns for the Universal Championship, wore a perplexed expression throughout the events.
The WWE Universe shared Orton's confusion as they tried to make sense of the unfolding drama. Knight, recovering from the attack, appeared equally bewildered and furious as he locked eyes with the departing Styles. While there is no official confirmation yet regarding Orton's challenge to Reigns, it seems increasingly likely that a monumental clash between the two will take place at the upcoming Royal Rumble event.
With the unexpected involvement of AJ Styles in the mix, there is now speculation of a potential showdown between Knight and Styles as well, adding an extra layer of excitement to the WWE Universe. These electrifying events on "WWE SmackDown" have left fans eagerly anticipating what lies ahead in the world of professional wrestling, with surprises and rivalries building towards what could be an unforgettable Royal Rumble event.