WWE’s SmackDown is set to deliver a thrilling experience tonight with a double taping event taking place in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In an exciting development for wrestling fans, two prominent WWE NXT talents are reported to be in attendance for the back-to-back tapings scheduled for December 15.
The lineup for tonight’s live broadcast, as well as the show prepared for December 22, includes former NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes, who is slated to compete against Grayson Waller in the opening round of the United States Championship tournament. However, Hayes is not the only NXT name creating a buzz around the SmackDown tapings.
Industry sources, including PWInsider, have reported that NXT’s Axiom, along with the much-talked-about Gable Steveson, has been seen in the vicinity, gearing up for what could be a remarkable evening. Axiom has previously graced the SmackDown ring when he was selected by Nick Aldis for a match against Dragon Lee on November 17, carving a memorable moment for the NXT talent.
NXT performers frequently make appearances on Raw, participating in matches that are recorded for the Main Event. However, their presence at SmackDown tapings is a less common occurrence, making tonight’s event all the more noteworthy. Speculation is rife that alongside the expected action, we could potentially see Axiom or Gable Steveson make their full-time main roster return during tonight’s broadcast.
Adding to the already electric atmosphere is the anticipated return of Roman Reigns to SmackDown, marking his first appearance on the blue brand since the Crown Jewel event.
Tonight’s SmackDown tapings not only promise engaging matchups but hint at significant shakeups within the WWE roster, as NXT talent crosses paths with wrestling’s esteemed mainstays. Fans curious about the outcomes and eager for regular updates can join the WrestleTalk News newsletter—ensuring they don’t miss a moment of the high-octane wrestling action.
Stay tuned to see how these NXT stars fare on SmackDown’s grand stage and how their involvement might foreshadow their trajectories within WWE’s expansive wrestling universe.