“I’m Not Here To Challenge You But I Know Someone”: John Cena Reveals Roman Reigns’ Next Challenger On SmackDown’s Season Premiere

Published 10/13/2023, 9:03 PM EDT

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SmackDown’s season premiere started with a bang, first with the appearance of John Cena and then ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns. Fans went berserk hearing Roman Reigns’ music and even more crazy when he said, “Acknowledge Me!”. And Reigns went straight to business mocking Cena for calling himself the GOAT in Reigns’ absence and questioning his presence. Cena then went on to introduce Reigns’ future challenger.

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This is something that fans have been waiting for months now, and it’s finally happening.

John Cena introduced LA Knight as Roman Reigns’ next challenger for his title

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Roman Reigns seemed pretty cocky as always when he entered the ring. He insulted Cena and even warned him to leave the ring or he would be thrown out. This left fans in an utter state of shock seeing Reigns disrespecting The GOAT John Cena.

That’s when Cena initially praised Reigns and said, “I’m not here to challenge you but I know someone”. And then appeared the people’s favorite LA Knight. The fans at BOK Center in Tulsa knew exactly roared and chanted for Knight as he took to the ring to confront Reigns.

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Knight and Reigns in the same ring implies that they will be locking horns pretty soon. But not tonight, as after making fun of Reigns, Jimmy Uso sneakily attacked Knight from behind. But Knight threw him out of the ring and went back to address Reigns. Reigns then slid out of the ring but gave marching orders to ‘The Enforcer’ Solo Sikoa to destroy Knight in a match tonight!

Solo Siko versus LA Knight was a battle just waiting to happen

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LA Knight hates all the members of The Bloodline, but one member he has a personal bone to pick with is Solo Sikoa. And he got a chance to do exactly that at the main event for Friday nights SmackDown.

Knight had an upper hand for most of the match and was almost about to end the bout when Jimmy Uso tried to interfere. But John Cena knew this would happen and foiled his plans. This gave Knight a chance to deliver his classic BFT, thus sealing a victory for the night.

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Immediately post his victory, Roman Reigns appeared out of nowhere and speared Knight thus sending a brutal message to him. But what do you guys think will be LA Knight’s response next week to Reigns attacking him post the match?

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Christopher Lazarus

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Christopher Lazarus is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports with over 12 years of experience in radio, television and music streaming. After completing his Bachelors in Chemistry, he moved on to media for his love for the creative aspect. He has been an avid fan of WWF/WWE since the dawn of cable TV in India when main events like 'King Of The Ring' and 'Royal Rumble' were aired on Sundays through VHS cassettes.
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Sherjeel Malik

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