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Jacob Fatu’s WWE Debut: Behind the Scenes

One big thing: Jacob Fatu made a surprise WWE debut on SmackDown

Former MLW Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu shocked the wrestling world with his surprise appearance on the June 21 edition of Friday Night SmackDown in Chicago.

• Fatu attacked Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owens
• He put Rhodes through the commentary table
• Fatu stood alongside The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa, Tama Tonga, and Tonga Loa, seemingly joining the faction

Behind the scenes

Instagram user @brocklesnarguy shared a video revealing how WWE orchestrated Fatu’s surprise entrance:

• WWE attendants walked Fatu under a hood to get him under the ring
• This occurred during a commercial break before the segment
• A group of about 10 “ring crew” members came out to distract the audience
• The arena was darkened, and WWE videos played on screens
• Fatu, hooded in black, slipped under the ring until his cue to appear

Why it matters

This behind-the-scenes look offers fans a rare glimpse into how WWE manages surprise debuts, maintaining the element of shock for live audiences.

What’s next

WWE announced on the June 24 episode of Monday Night Raw:

• Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owens will face The Bloodline
• The match is scheduled for Sunday, July 6 at Money In The Bank

The bottom line

Jacob Fatu’s debut adds a new dynamic to The Bloodline storyline, potentially shifting the balance of power in WWE.

What do you think about WWE’s method for orchestrating surprise entrances? Does knowing the behind-the-scenes process affect your enjoyment of these moments? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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