In a riveting twist at this past Friday's WWE live event in Las Vegas, the atmosphere at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was charged with an unexpected confrontation and a unique wedding celebration. The night was marked by two significant occurrences: the appearance of former "NXT" Women's Tag Team Champion Shotzi in a wedding dress, celebrating her recent elopement, and a near-clash involving UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin and WWE's own Grayson Waller.
Griffin's Ringside Clash
The tension escalated during a match featuring Grayson Waller and his allies, Elton Prince and Kit Wilson of Pretty Deadly, against the formidable trio of AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows.
In a moment of high drama, Styles, engaging with the audience, tagged in Griffin, who was at ringside. This unexpected move came after Waller had provocatively taunted Griffin, igniting the crowd's excitement. Griffin, a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, leapt over the barricade in response, but Waller and his cohort swiftly retreated backstage, evading a potential physical altercation.
The match concluded with Styles, Anderson, and Gallows securing a victory over Waller, Prince, and Wilson. This incident with Griffin nearly mirrored an earlier event this month at a WWE live event in Newark, Delaware, where Waller was almost attacked by an irate fan.
Unlike the orchestrated interaction with Griffin, the Delaware incident was unplanned and swiftly handled by security, preventing any harm. Despite these confrontations, Waller remained unfazed and continued his performance.
AJ Styles, a prominent figure in the WWE landscape, made a notable return to the ring on the December 15 episode of "WWE SmackDown," following a hiatus since September. In the climax of WWE's 2023 Holiday Tour, Styles has showcased his wrestling prowess in various formats, including singles action against The Bloodline's Solo Sikoa and teaming up with his OC stablemates to challenge Waller and Pretty Deadly.
Additionally, Styles has formed a tag team with Randy Orton, engaging in matches against Austin Theory and others, demonstrating his versatility and enduring appeal in the WWE arena. The Las Vegas event, rich in dramatic turns and memorable moments, exemplifies the unpredictable and exhilarating nature of WWE live events, captivating fans with a blend of athleticism, storytelling, and unexpected guest appearances.