Video: AJ Styles returns to WWE Smackdown and turns heel against LA Knight

In the main event of WWE Smackdown on December 15th 2023, Randy Orton defeated Jimmy Uso with an RKO. Solo Sikoa attempted to interfere but was attacked by LA Knight.

After the match, Reigns attacked Knight. Reigns brawled with Orton in the ring but numbers game caught up with Orton and Knight. The returning AJ Styles showed up to help even the odds. However, Styles ended up attacking Knight to the shock of the crowd. Styles left the ring and walked right past The Bloodline as Smackdown came to an end.