The WWE Superstar Shake-Up kicked off on Monday Night Raw this week, and quite a few Superstars jumped from SmackDown to the red brand.
It was later revealed that Vince McMahon would be making an announcement on Tuesday night regarding the biggest talent acquisition in the history of SmackDown Live.
Vince made his way down to the ring during the closing segment of the show, and he said that the man he was about to introduce is the future of WWE.
McMahon asked for a drum roll, and then he introduced Elias.
Elias told Vince that he really has his finger on the pulse of what the audience wants, then he told the fans he’s not happy to be in Montreal. He said with AJ Styles gone, SmackDown will become the Temple of Elias.
He started to play a song, then Roman Reigns’ music hit, and Roman made his way to the ring.
Reigns hit Elias with a Superman Punch then Vince McMahon tried to kick him out of the ring. Roman then hit Vince with a Superman Punch.
Roman said that SmackDown Live is his yard now then posed. He walked up the ramp, then decided to return to the ring one more time to hit Elias with a spear.
— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2019