In a surprising turn of events on SmackDown: New Year's Revolution, WWE fans witnessed a strategic plan by Roman Reigns and The Bloodline to avoid putting the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line at the 2024 Royal Rumble.
However, their scheme ultimately backfired, leading to a message being sent by a 37-year-old WWE star to The Bloodline via social media. Anticipation was high for the epic Triple-Threat number one contender's match featuring LA Knight, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles, all vying for the opportunity to challenge Roman Reigns.
The match showcased the incredible talents of these three superstars, with each delivering their best moves to stake their claim in the main event of the evening. LA Knight had seemingly secured victory with his devastating BFT maneuver on Randy Orton, but just before the referee's hand could strike the mat for the three-count, AJ Styles intervened, preventing the pinfall.
From that point on, chaos ensued as Roman Reigns and The Bloodline stormed the ring, brutally assaulting all three competitors and bringing the match to an abrupt and chaotic halt.
Royal Rumble Title Clash
However, The Tribal Chief and The Bloodline's cunning plan quickly unraveled when General Manager Nick Aldis made a pivotal announcement regarding the Royal Rumble.
Aldis revealed that Roman Reigns would indeed defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, but not in the way they had hoped. Instead, it would be a Fatal 4-Way Match, pitting Reigns against LA Knight, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles, creating a thrilling showdown for the coveted title.
Following this monumental revelation, General Manager Nick Aldis took to Instagram to convey a message directly to The Tribal Chief and his trusted advisor, Paul Heyman. The unexpected turn of events had clearly rattled the plans of Reigns and The Bloodline, leaving them with no choice but to face the challenge head-on at the Royal Rumble.
This unexpected twist has injected even more excitement and intrigue into the upcoming Royal Rumble event, as fans eagerly await to see if Roman Reigns can retain his championship against three formidable opponents. The WWE Universe is abuzz with anticipation, and the stage is set for an unforgettable night of professional wrestling action. Stay tuned for further updates and developments as we inch closer to the 2024 Royal Rumble.