In an electrifying turn of events on tonight's "WWE SmackDown," the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship's fate took an unexpected twist. The triple threat match, featuring LA Knight, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles, was a showcase of raw talent and unyielding determination.
Each competitor, demonstrating their prowess, came tantalizingly close to victory. However, the intervention of The Bloodline, led by the reigning champion Roman Reigns, abruptly derailed their efforts. The spectacle unfolded with Knight suffering a brutal beating outside the ring.
Inside, Styles launched into a Phenomenal Forearm aimed at Orton, only to be met with a stunning RKO, seemingly out of nowhere. Just as Orton was about to seal his victory, a recovering Knight intervened, pulling referee Charles Robinson out of the ring and thwarting the pin.
Reigns' Chaotic Assault
The ensuing chaos was the perfect cue for Reigns and his entourage – Paul Heyman, Solo Sikoa, and Jimmy Uso – to make their entrance. With a strategic assault, Reigns and his allies left their mark on the contenders, all under the watchful eye of "SmackDown" General Manager Nick Aldis.
Aldis, seizing the moment amidst the melee, approached Heyman with a game-changing announcement. He informed Heyman that Reigns, in the wake of his celebration, had just secured a high-stakes challenge: a fatal four-way match at the Royal Rumble against all three competitors.
This development adds a layer of unpredictability to the WWE's next Premium Live Event (PLE). In a fatal four-way match, the champion's advantage is significantly diminished, as Reigns could lose his title without even being pinned.
This stipulation heightens the drama, particularly with the looming presence of The Rock, following his recent appearance on "Raw." The stage is now set for a showdown in St. Petersburg, where the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship hangs in the balance.
As the Royal Rumble approaches, the wrestling world buzzes with anticipation, eager to witness how this four-way feud will unfold and whether Reigns can maintain his iron grip on the title amidst such formidable challenges.