WWE is gearing up for the Royal Rumble on January 27th, and the excitement is off the charts! Brace yourselves because you just might witness a surprise on SmackDown this week. There’s a WWE Hall of Famer in town, and this legend is notorious for shaking things up.

Guess who’s lurking backstage at today’s WWE SmackDown in Providence, Rhode Island? None other than the former WWE Champion himself, the one and only John Bradshaw Layfield! That’s right, Corey Brennan of Fightful Select spilled the beans on this exclusive scoop.

Hold onto your seats because the big question is, “Will JBL make an epic on-screen return?” It’s a mystery for now, folks, but let’s not forget that JBL has a history of making unforgettable comebacks. Whether he’s here for a new WWE adventure or just to drop in for a visit, JBL is always a welcome sight backstage in the WWE universe.

Remember when JBL teamed up with Baron Corbin earlier this year? They took us on a wild ride, but alas, the partnership didn’t result in championship glory for Corbin. When JBL bid adieu, he didn’t exactly leave on a gracious note, adding a pinch of salt to the wound.


The last time we spotted JBL on WWE programming was on November 21, where he made a special appearance to announce the qualifiers for the Iron Survivor Challenge on NXT Deadline. It was a nostalgic treat for fans, with legends like Lita, Mick Foley, and Jerry Lawler joining him to unveil the Iron Survivor Challenge qualifier matches.

The burning question remains: will JBL make a grand entrance on WWE SmackDown this week? Stay tuned, as we’ll be covering all the action right here at Ringside News! Prepare for a rollercoaster ride of surprises and showdowns, because in WWE, anything can happen!

As a reminder, Ringside News will be providing live play-by-play coverage of tonight’s show over in our WWE SmackDown results coverage hub. It promises to be a memorable episode for many reasons, so it remains to be seen how the episode will turn out.

Do you think JBL’s backstage appearance at WWE SmackDown could indicate his involvement in an upcoming storyline or even? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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