Welcome back? There are all kinds of ways for a wrestler to be put on the shelf and some of them can be tied into a storyline. That can pay dividends later, as you can get to see a returning star going straight into a feud when they come back. WWE has been following that idea for years and they are doing it again now that another injured major star may be on the way back.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: REVIEW: OVW Christmas Chaos 2001: Tomorrow’s Superstars Back Then

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the current plan is for AJ Styles to make his return this week on SmackDown, though this has not been announced by WWE. Styles’ return was said to be planned for “a few weeks ago” but there was no reference to him. Styles has been out of action since he was attacked by the Bloodline on the September 22 edition of SmackDown.

Styles is a heck of a star. Check out what he can do when he is around:

Opinion: It’s great to have Styles back, as you never want to see someone of his abilities left out of the ring. Styles is one of the most talented wrestlers ever and even this late in his career, he is able to hang with just about anyone. He has a built in feud with the Bloodline and if he has to bring back the Good Brothers to give himself some backup, so be it.

What do you think of Styles returning? What should he do when he gets back? Let us know in the comments below.

Please share this story on Facebook! And follow the Wrestling Rumors’ Twitter account for up to the minute news and more! Help us spread the word!

You can find more from Thomas Hall at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

Get the LATEST RUMORS! Click to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter.


  • WRESTLING RUMORS: WWE Very High On Two SmackDown Stars, Giving Them Bigger Roles

  • VIDEO: Two WWE Superstars Ruin Fans’ Nights At Live Event

  • AEW Collision Results – December 2, 2023

  • Gotten Well Soon: WWE Superstar Returns To The Ring Following Concussion

  • NXT LVL Up Results – December 1, 2023

  • REVIEW: Clash Of The Champions #35: Wrap It Up

  • WATCH: 53 Year Old Former WWE Superstar Wrestles First Match In Nearly 8 Years

  • WATCH: Kevin Owens Gives Very Unique Reason For Not Challenging Roman Reigns Again

  • WATCH: Randy Orton Takes Logan Paul’s US Title

  • Two Sport: WWE’s Baron Corbin Wins Title In Entirely Different Sport