WWE fans are buzzing with anticipation as recent reports signal the imminent return of several prominent wrestlers to the main roster. Notably, AJ Styles, who has been absent from WWE television since suffering a storyline injury on the September 22nd episode of SmackDown, is rumored to be making his comeback. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, there are strong indications from WWE officials pointing to Styles’ return taking place on tonight’s SmackDown in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where two episodes will be recorded – one for the live show and another for the December 22nd airing.
Amidst the excitement for Styles’ re-emergence, Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo are also expected to return to the spotlight. Following their stint on WWE’s NXT brand, Johnson’s sources reveal that the duo could potentially be involved in an unfolding storyline involving Santos Escobar, Rey Mysterio, and the LWO feud upon their arrival at the SmackDown tapings.
In other wrestling news, former NXT backstage interviewer McKenzie Mitchell, released earlier this month by WWE, opened up about her professional journey and her future aspirations in an exclusive virtual fan signing with RDP Promotions. Mitchell expressed her heartfelt passion for her NXT tenure, mentioning her love for Shawn Michaels and the NXT talent. Though she couldn’t disclose specific plans for her wrestling career, she encouraged fans who wish to see her back in WWE to make their voices heard on social media.
Mitchell, reflecting on her interactions with Wes Lee, shared how their rapport extended beyond the camera due to their previous work together at IMPACT Wrestling. In her last televised WWE appearance, the friendly dynamic between Lee and Mitchell was highlighted with a symbolic high-five, serving as a fitting on-screen farewell.
As she explores her next steps, Mitchell also praised NXT talents Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez, predicting promising careers for both. Meanwhile, she focuses on her burgeoning jewelry business, Headline, which has seen success in its first six months.
With the pro wrestling universe buzzing with these updates, fans have much to look forward to in the coming episodes of WWE programming. As Styles, Garza, and Carrillo gear up for their high-stakes returns and Mitchell embarks on new ventures, the landscape of WWE continues to evolve, promising thrilling developments for dedicated viewers. Keep tabs on Pro Wrestling News Hub for the latest information as we bring you up-to-date insights from the heart of the action.