WWE is gearing up for a blockbuster episode of SmackDown, aiming for a surge in TV ratings with an impressive lineup that includes the Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. Behind the scenes, there are also hints of some surprise returns to the show.
As for the advertised segments:
In an exciting development, Fightful Select has reported that AOP (Authors of Pain) members Akam, Rezar, and Paul Ellering might make their presence felt on SmackDown, possibly as early as tonight.
Fans will recall their brief appearance in a Karrion Kross and Scarlett vignette, sparking speculation about the formation of a new faction. Rumors about AOP’s return have been circulating for about a year, and prior to that, Paul Ellering mentioned in an interview that plans were in motion for him to manage the team once again. It appears these plans are finally coming to fruition.
Ringside News will be providing live play-by-play coverage of tonight’s show over in our WWE SmackDown coverage hub. It promises to be a memorable episode for many reasons, so it remains to be seen how the episode will turn out.
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