It looks like the battle for brand supremacy is returning to WWE and Nick Aldis has fired the first shot on SmackDown.
On the season premiere edition of SmackDown Triple H named some new authority figures in WWE. Following his years as an on-screen official in the company Adam Pearce has been given the job of Raw General Manager while former TNA World Champion Nick Aldis was given the same job on the blue brand.
Now on SmackDown in San Antonio, Texas, it seems that Nick Aldis has drawn the battlelines between his brand and Monday Night Raw after a wild night saw Jey Uso get a measure of revenge on his brother Jimmy.
Jimmy Uso had cost Jey and Cody Rhodes the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on Raw so Jey took out Jimmy as he and Solo Sikoa had tried to lay out John Cena.
Backstage Nick Aldis wanted to bring a bit of order to his brand and informed Jey Uso of a $10,000 fine before asking security to remove him from the building. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce was in attendance and spoke up for his star which led Aldis to having both men removed from the arena.
— WWE (@WWE) October 21, 2023
Has Nick Aldis hinted at WWE’s Survivor Series plans?
2022’s edition of Survivor Series was the first since 2015 that had not centred on the battle for brand supremacy between Raw and SmackDown.
Adam Pearce responded to his SmackDown counterpart “Let the games begin” as he was escorted from the building which could suggest WWE is planning to bring back the grudge between its two main brands in time for Survivor Series on November 25th.