A big babyface turn has been teased following WWE SmackDown with a stunning show of respect between Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar.
In the main event of SmackDown Santos Escobar did battle with Madcap Moss, Karrion Kross, and Rey Mysterio to find a new number one contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship. In the end, a flying elbow drop onto Rey Mysterio was enough to pick up the win for Moss who will get his title shot on the 17th of February.
Following the show, a babyface turn was teased by Legado del Fantasma’s Santos Escobar as he showed his respect to former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio, with the two lucha stars exchanging masks.
While the respect between the two men could lead to something of an alliance, Mysterio might want to be wary of Escobar after his own son Dominik even turned on him back in 2022.
Elsewhere on the show, Ronda Rousey returned to the brand for the first time since losing her SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair in December. Rousey stood side by side with Shayna Baszler, attacking Natalya and fending off an assault by Shotzi.
The Usos were also in action on the show as they reunited and successfully defended their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against Ricochet and Braun Strowman.