WWE: The AJ Styles Wrestlemania plans lead to him going to RAW?
- Author: Michelle Webb Mar 16, 2017,
Mar 16, 2017, 0:39
MVP - AJ Styles: I nearly went with Bryan here because he was so involved in the show and proved to consistently effective when he was on screen, but the only real takeaway from SmackDown was the show's No. 2 WrestleMania match in Styles vs. McMahon.
But he wasn't done quite yet.
The show kicked off with AJ Styles and SmackDown Live general manager Daniel Bryan backstage. Maryse also flashed her engagement ring and said Bella was jealous of that because she would never get one, going so far as to call her a "lying, backstabbing bitch".
The victor of the Royal Rumble earns the opportunity to face the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania and this year the victor of the match was Randy Orton.
As you'll be able to see in the screenshot below, Styles' profile is alongside the likes of former WWE stars AJ Lee and Adam Rose, and they even went through the effort updating his biography to highlight that he's no longer a WWE star. Also, he showed the footage of previous week and said that "John Cena is fake and even Maryse added that she and Nikki were best friends till Nikki stabbed her in the back".
Bryan then confronted and fired Styles during a heated discussion in the locker room area.
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Mojo Rawley defeated Dolph Ziggler via countout after getting thrown over the top rope three times. He burned a house down for heaven's sake, and instead of jail time, he received Styles' shot at the WWE championship in 19 days. Corbin then officially challenged Ambrose for his intercontinental title at WrestleMania and promised to put him down for good. It was decided that Harper and Styles would face each other the next week in one on one match to finally figure out who would be challenging Bray Wyatt.
The "Yes!" Man emerged to make a huge match. Lynch picked up the victory, but the big story was what happened after the match.
In the end, American Alpha had the last match with The Usos and that's so exciting.
The ladder match, which first got noticed at Wrestlemania X, was fought between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon and is still regarded by many as one of the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history.
According to PWInsider, there is speculation that AJ Styles might be moved from SmackDown Live to Monday Night Raw. The saving graces were the quick Styles-McMahon build and Bryan's performance on the evening.