WWE has a lot of plans that they need to get to before the end of the year. The Royal Rumble is going down on January 27th, and Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed Universal Title on the show. Now, we know how they will figure out that opponent.

WWE brought big episode for the December 15th edition of the blue brand. They also taped the December 22nd episode of the show afterward, and we have all of those spoilers here.

A significant moment unfolded in the course of the December 22nd show, featuring a compelling promo segment involving AJ Styles, LA Knight, and Randy Orton. The trio engaged in a confrontational exchange, setting the stage for an intriguing development in the storyline.

In response to this dramatic confrontation, SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis took charge, making a noteworthy announcement. He revealed that AJ Styles, LA Knight, and Randy Orton would lock horns in a high-stakes match on the upcoming January 5 ‘New Year’s Revolution’ edition of SmackDown. The outcome of this contest carries immense importance, as the winner earns the opportunity to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.


This revelation adds an extra layer of anticipation to the ongoing narrative, promising fans an intense battle on the road to the Royal Rumble. The clash between Styles, Knight, and Orton not only fuels the competitive spirit within the roster but also sets the stage for a potential showdown with the formidable Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

We will have to see who faces Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble. We heard a month ago that LA Knight is not getting that match, so this could be an interesting situation.

What’s your take on WWE’s booking plan for Roman Reigns’ next opponent? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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