The latest episode of WWE SmackDown featured a segment with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, as well as Royal Rumble storylines being advanced.
WWE SmackDown returned to our lives with their latest episode on January 8 (Saturday). The show largely featured some build towards the Royal Rumble event, WWE’s first major show of the year.
But the show was largely built around the return of Roman Reigns. The Universal champion missed the Day 1 event after contracting COVID-19.
However, he was back on the show to address his newest – and in some ways – oldest rival, Brock Lesnar. Of course, there was also the added intrigue of seeing Paul Heyman, the now former special counsel for the Tribal Chief, line up alongside Lesnar again.
And what a moment it was. Heyman was practially in tears professing his love for Reigns, something that grated with Lesnar. And the two would eventually come to blows, with Reigns leaving Lesnar flat with a Superman punch.
The intrigue here is interesting, mainly because there’s a feeling this could still all be a big ruse from Reigns and Heyman. And he did nothing at all but stand by as Lesnar was brought down by the Big Dog.
The good thing is, there’s plenty of time for this to play out. Lesnar and Reigns are, according to reports, pencilled in for a WrestleMania showdown. That means there’ll be plenty more twists and turns for us to get.
— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2022
Let’s look at the rest of the show and how it all played out.
Good show, even though portions of it dragged at times.