As previously noted, NXT’s LA Knight and Roderick Strong competed in a dark match prior to the January 21st 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown.
Knight and Strong were backstage at the January 24th 2022 edition of WWE RAW. In matches that were taped for this week’s Main Event, Knight competed against Cedric Alexander and Strong faced T-Bar. In addition to that, WWE uploaded a video of Knight and Strong running into Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Knight ended up having a verbal confrontation with Ziggler and Roode.