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WWE SmackDown: Injured Superstar ADVERTISED TO RETURN tonight

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In a thrilling development for WWE fans, former WWE Champion AJ Styles is set to make a much-anticipated return to WWE SmackDown.

Styles, absent from WWE television since a backstage attack on the September 22nd episode of SmackDown, has been advertised for tonight’s special episode, “Tribute to the Troops.”

Styles’ absence began following a brutal attack by Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa, leading to weeks of speculation about his return.

The latest advertisement on for tonight’s SmackDown episode features Styles among top names like LA Knight, Charlotte Flair, the Street Profits, Bobby Lashley, and IYO SKY, hinting strongly at his comeback.

WWE SmackDown Tribute To The Troops

Tonight’s “Tribute to the Troops” is not just significant for Styles’ return. It also marks CM Punk’s first appearance on SmackDown in a decade, although he is notably absent from this specific advertisement.

The event promises to be a night of high-octane action and surprises.

The United States Championship Contenders Tournament

Adding to the excitement, the episode will feature two first-round matches in the United States Championship contenders tournament.

Fans can look forward to Dragon Lee taking on Santos Escobar and a face-off between Bobby Lashley and Karrion Kross.

The Phenomenal One’s Impact

AJ Styles, known as “The Phenomenal One,” has been a cornerstone of WWE’s SmackDown brand over his WWE tenure.

His return is not just a boost for the show’s ratings but also for the morale of the WWE Universe, who have eagerly awaited his comeback.

What to Expect from AJ Styles on WWE SmackDown

Styles’ return raises several questions. Will he address the attack that sidelined him? What new rivalries and alliances will emerge? His dynamic presence is sure to shake up the current SmackDown landscape.


  • Who is returning to WWE SmackDown tonight?
    • AJ Styles is advertised to return on tonight’s SmackDown episode.
  • Why was AJ Styles absent from WWE?
    • He was written off following a backstage attack by Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa on the September 22 episode.
  • What special event is happening on SmackDown tonight?
    • The “Tribute to the Troops” special episode.
  • Will CM Punk appear on tonight’s SmackDown?
    • Yes, CM Punk is set to make his first SmackDown appearance in 10 years.
  • What are the key matches in tonight’s episode?
    • The United States Championship contenders tournament matches, including Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar and Bobby Lashley vs. Karrion Kross.
  • What impact does AJ Styles’ return have on SmackDown?
    • His return is expected to bring new storylines, rivalries, and potentially impact the championship scene.
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