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The Phenomenal One
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Ring Name: AJ Styles
Date of Birth: June 2, 1977
From: Gainesville, Georgia
Place of Birth: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Pro Wrestling Debut: 1998
Allen Neal Jones better known by his ring name A.J. Styles, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. He is best known for his 12-year tenure working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling along with his work in Ring of Honor between 2002 and 2016, and in New Japan Pro Wrestling from 2014 to 2016 as a member and the third leader of Bullet Club. AJ made his professional wrestling debut in 1998. While in TNA, Styles held numerous championships he held seven world championships & 23 championships, overall. Concurrent with his NJPW and ROH work, Styles also performed on the independent circuit, where he held numerous additional championships as well, for a total amount of 51 championships. AJ signed a multi-year contract with WWE in January 2016 & made his debut at the Royal Rumble match. Nicknamed "The Phenomenal One" AJ Styles is nothing short, but phenomenal his accomplishments and athletic skills speaks for itself, and it can't help but draw your attention. Be sure to watch AJ takeover the WWE by storm.

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August 15th:Smackdown: Providence , RI
August 20th:Summerslam: Brooklyn, NY
August 21st:WWE Live: Albany, NY
August 22nd:Smackdown: Brooklyn, NY
August 26th:WWE Live: Baton Rouge, LA
August 27th:WWE Live: Monroe, LA
August 28th:WWE Live: Texarkana, AR
August 29th:Smackdown: North Little Rock, AR
September 2nd:WWE Live: Moline, IL
September 3rd:WWE Live: Cedar Falls, IA
September 4th:WWE Live: Rochester, MN
September 5th:Smackdown: Sioux Falls, SD
September 12th:Smackdown: Las Vegas, NV
September 13th:WWE Live: Honolulu, HI
September 16th:WWE Live: Osaka, Japan
September 17th:WWE Live: Shenzhen, 44
September 19th:Smackdown: Oakland, CA
September 23rd:WWE Live: Rio Rancho, NM
September 24th:WWE Live: Las Cruces, NM
September 25th:WWE Live: El Paso, TX
September 26th:Smackdown: Glendale, AZ
September 30th:WWE Live: Boise, ID
October 1st:WWE Live: Spokane, WA
October 2nd:WWE Live: Pueblo, CO
October 3rd:Smackdown: Denver, CO
October 8th:Hell In A Cell: Detroit, MI
October 10th:Smackdown: Grand Rapids, MI
October 19th:WWE Live: Buenos Aires, Argentina, B
October 20th:WWE Live: Buenos Aires, Argentina, B
October 21st:WWE Live: Santiago, RM
October 22nd:WWE Live: Santiago, RM
October 24th:Smackdown: Milwaukee, WI
November 2nd:WWE Live: Dublin, Ireland
November 3rd:WWE Live: Aberdeen, Scotland
November 4th:WWE Live: Barcelona, Spain, B
November 5th:WWE Live: Madrid, Spain, M
November 6th:WWE Live: Lisbon
November 7th:Smackdown: Manchester, England
November 8th:WWE Live: Leeds, England
November 9th:WWE Live: Nottingham, England
November 10th:WWE Live: Milan, Italy, MI
November 11th:WWE Live: Padova, Italy, PD
November 12th:WWE Live: Florence, Italy, FI
November 19th:Survivor Series: Houston, TX
November 21st:Smackdown: Houston, TX
November 30th:WWE Live: Santiago de Surco, LIM
December 1st:WWE Live: Mexico City, Mexico, DIF
December 2nd:WWE Live: Merida, YUC
December 3rd:WWE Live: Monterrey, Mexico
Januray 28th:Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, PA
January 30th:Smackdown: Philadelphia, PA
April 8th:Wrestlemania 35: New Orleans, LA
April 10th:Smackdown: New Orleans, LA
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We see AJ Styles backstage walking. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. We see footage from last week’s segment with Kevin Owens and SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon, who went down after an accidental pele kick.

Fans chant AJ’s name. He says after seeing that footage, he has to get Shane out here first. The music hits and out comes the special referee for Sunday’s match between Owens and Styles. Shane thanks Providence for the love and goes on to tell AJ that no apology is necessary for last week. Fans chant Shane’s name now. AJ just wanted Shane to know that the kick was an accident. AJ wants to make sure, man to man, that Shane’s not going to use this as an excuse to screw him over on Sunday. Shane talks about being referee at SummerSlam and makes it clear – last week was an accident but if AJ puts his hands on him again, Shane will put his hands all over AJ. AJ keeps asking if that was a threat because it sounded like a threat. The tension continues until the music interrupts and out comes Owens.

Owens isn’t so sure that last week was an accident. He makes his way into the ring and says if anything happens during the match from his end, it’s an accident. Owens extends his hand for a shake and comments on getting his title back this Sunday. Shane says it wouldn’t be appropriate if he shook Owens’ hand but if Owens wants to shake, he should shake the hand of his opponent. Owens offers his hand to AJ.

This turns into trash talking and finger pointing. Owens shoves AJ. They go at it. Owens ducks and AJ almost punches Shane but Shane catches him and holds him. Owens tries to take advantage with a superkick from behind but AJ moves and Owens drops Shane instead. Owens can’t believe it. AJ smirks. A “you suck” chant starts up as Owens storms to the back. We go to a replay. Shane is down on the mat but getting to his feet. AJ is saying something to Shane, preparing to make his exit. We get another replay of what just happened to Shane. AJ heads to the back as Shane looks on while his music plays. Shane leaves the ring as well.

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Published By: Lisa
Date: August 16th

Back from the break and out comes SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon to a pop. We see what led to Shane being announced as the special referee for the WWE United States Title match at SummerSlam. Fans chant Shane’s name and he thanks them.

Shane talks about being named the special referee by Daniel Bryan last week. He introduces the challenger first and out comes Kevin Owens. Shane introduces AJ Styles next and out comes the WWE United States Champion. Styles and Owens stare each other down as fans do loud dueling chants. They talk trash but Shane gets between them. Shane says he called them out here so he could clear the air.

Shane brings up how Owens said he doesn’t believe Shane can be a fair referee last week. Owens says what he said last week was done in the heat of the moment and he apologizes. He brings up how we’ve already had a McMahon screw a Canadian before, referring to the Montreal Screwjob. A “you screwed Bret!” chant starts. Owens says WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart deserved to get screwed but he doesn’t. Owens goes on and says he’s not worried about getting screwed but he is worried about AJ. He wonders how Shane can be so fair to someone who did this to him just a few months ago… we see AJ destroying Shane backstage going into their WrestleMania 33 match.

AJ admits he wasn’t happy when Bryan made Shane the special referee at first. AJ says but the officiating hasn’t been great lately so Shane will need good luck with that. AJ says Owens is coming out here trying to be some master manipulator but he should just save his breath because it’s not working. AJ says if Shane screws him, he will have to face the repercussions just like he did at WrestleMania. AJ says he doesn’t trust anyone, especially a McMahon. Shane says AJ is confusing him with other family members, he doesn’t operate like that. Owens shows us footage of Shane screwing Steve Austin in the Survivor Series 1998 match against Mankind. Owens plugs the WWE Network and says there are hours of Shane screwing people over as a referee on there. Shane admits he’s had issues with AJ and Owens but that doesn’t matter now because he will be an impartial referee and he will call it down the middle. Shane says he won’t get involved unless he has to. He tells them not to give him a reason to get involved.

AJ brings up last week’s match, then proposes that they get rid of Shane, not wait until SummerSlam and do this right now with the title on the line. Fans pop. Owens says that sounds great but he’d rather win the United States Title in the United States, in a city that actually matters. AJ says what matters is that this is as close as Owens will get to the title. AJ taunts Owens with the title. They have a shoving match and Owens punches AJ with a cheap shot as Shane is in the way. AJ gets up and hits a pele kick but it nails Shane instead. Shane goes down. Owens laughs from ringside. A “you screwed Shane” chant starts up. AJ raises the title in the ring as Owens talks trash from the ramp. Shane is still down on the mat, looking up at AJ.

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Published By: Lisa
Date: August 9th

A recipe for The Biggest Event of the Summer: Take a Phenomenal One. Add one Face of America (preferably a New one). Add the United States Championship, and sprinkle a generous dash of Shane-O-Mac on top, and you get one of the most combustible United States Title Matches in recent memory.

After trading shocking wins and losses over the “workhorse” championship for months, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens take their white-hot rivalry to SummerSlam, as The Phenomenal One will defend his U.S. Title against KO with none other than SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon as the special guest referee.

That stipulation was made after two controversial incidents involving an official — the first at WWE Battleground when KO won the title from AJ in part because the referee was knocked loopy, and the second on SmackDown LIVE when Styles successfully retained the title against Owens because the ref missed The New Face of America’s shoulder rising off the mat.

A furious Owens demanded a rematch at SummerSlam, but he might have pressed his luck when he called for a ref that wouldn’t miss anything, as The Prodigal Son quickly volunteered himself for the task.

Given that Owens is going against a Superstar whom he’s openly antagonized for months, with an official whom he’s, well, also openly antagonized for months, he would certainly seem to have his work cut out for him. But Styles shouldn’t consider this one a gimme just yet. If there is anyone — anyone — who can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, it’s Kevin Owens, and Shane is nothing if not a man of his word: He’ll call the match down the middle whether it means handing his old WrestleMania foe a victory or a loss. In other words, after weeks of shenanigans, this one might come down to which Superstar is simply the better workhorse.

Who will walk out of Brooklyn as the United States Champion? Tune in to SummerSlam, streaming live Sunday, Aug. 20, at 8 ET/5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.

Published By: Lisa
Date: August 2nd

WWE United States Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles

We go right to the ring and out comes new WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. Kevin Owens is out next for his rematch.

Greg Hamilton does formal ring introductions before the bell. Fans chant AJ as the bell rings and they lock up. Owens with a headlock. They trade holds and go back & forth. Owens drops AJ with a shoulder for a 2 count. They go on and run the ropes but Owens avoids a dropkick. Owens ends up sending AJ out to the floor as fans boo. Owens follows and hits a clothesline on the floor. Owens talks trash and looks down at AJ as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Owens drops AJ with a boot for another 2 count. Owens takes his time with AJ, allowing AJ to connect with a dropkick. AJ turns it around and hits chops in the corner now. AJ keeps control and drops a big knee for a 2 count as Owens grabs the bottom rope.

AJ keeps control and hits a suplex for a 1 count. AJ stomps away in the corner now while Owens is down. Owens looks to turn it around but AJ gets boots up in the corner. Owens avoids a Phenomenal Forearm and goes to the floor for a breather. AJ launches himself from the ring to the floor, taking Owens down with a forearm.

AJ charges but Owens side-steps and sends AJ into the barrier. Owens with a corner cannonball against the barrier. Owens grabs AJ and we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Styles is making a comeback. Styles with the fireman’s carry neckbreaker for a 2 count. Owens blocks a Styles Clash. AJ charges but gets dumped to the apron. AJ with a shot to the face. AJ springboards in for another Phenomenal Forearm attempt but Owens avoids it. Owens drops AJ with a superkick for a close 2 count. Owens argues with the referee.

AJ blocks a pop-up powerbomb and gets the Calf Crusher applied but Owens grabs AJ’s hair and breaks it with a headbutt. Styles misses from the top. Owens goes for the powerbomb again but AJ slides out and nails a pele kick. Owens blocks a Styles Clash but AJ counters and gets the Calf Crusher applied again. Owens makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold.

Owens ends up hitting two big mule kicks to AJ, sending him to the mat. Owens swings at AJ but the referee gets knocked down. Owens hits a superkick on AJ. Owens looks for another pop-up powerbomb but AJ rolls him up for the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

After the match, AJ’s music hits but Owens and JBL are ranting about Owens having his shoulder up. AJ leaves with the title as Owens yells at the referee in the corner. A trainer comes over to check on the ref. Owens continues ranting as we see the controversial pin on the replay.

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Date: August 2nd
Published By: Brittany
Date: July 26th

We go right to the ring and Greg Hamilton introduces the new WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens.

Owens marches to the ring in a suit as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by JBL and Byron Saxton. Owens brags about once again being our WWE United States Champion. Owens says Battleground proved that good things will happen if you’re a good person and your heart is pure. Owens says he took his title back from that thief. Fans start chanting for AJ Styles. Owens says he is reinstating the Kevin Owens United States Title Open Challenge and it begins… next week. Fans boo. Owens says he wouldn’t defend his title in front of a bunch of hicks in Virginia. More heat from the crowd. The music interrupts and out comes Styles.

Owens calls for the music to be cut and says AJ better be out here to congratulate him as the better man. Nope. AJ came out here to get his rematch for the title. Owens says he’s not defending the title against AJ or anyone tonight. The music interrupts and out comes Chris Jericho to a big return pop. Owens looks shocked.

Jericho walks to the ring with The List as fans pop. Jericho announces his return and fans pop. Welcome back, maaan. Owens wants to know why Jericho is here but Jericho shuts him up. Jericho says the last time he was here, he left on a stretcher thanks to Owens but he is back now. Jericho says he is back to get his rematch for the US Title, right here tonight. AJ says we’re all glad Jericho is back but things have changed. AJ says he’s the one next in line for a title shot. Jericho asks if AJ is trying to jump ahead of him in line. Jericho does some comedy and adds AJ to The List. Owens has walked up the ramp but Jericho calls him a stupid idiot and asks where he’s going. The music interrupts and out comes SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon.

Shane stops Owens on the stage and asks him to hang around because this concerns Owens and the title. Shane says AJ and Jericho both have legit shots at the title. They will get their opportunity but it will be at the same time. Shane announces AJ vs. Jericho vs. Owens in a Triple Threat for tonight’s SmackDown. Shane’s music hits and Owens isn’t happy.

Triple Threat for the WWE United States Title: Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens

We go to the ring and out first comes Chris Jericho for tonight’s main event. AJ Styles is out next. New WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens is out next. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and they go at it as the bell rings. AJ and Jericho take Owens to the corner. Owens gets knocked to the floor by Jericho. AJ takes advantage and rolls Jericho up for a 2 count. More counters and pin attempts between AJ and Jericho while Owens is on the floor. Owens runs in and breaks up a pin by AJ. AJ gets tossed. Jericho and Owens stare each other down before going at it. Owens blocks a Codebreaker. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but it’s blocked. Jericho nails a dropkick for a 1 count. AJ kicks Jericho after Owens kicks out.

AJ takes Jericho to the corner and works him over. Jericho blocks a suplex by AJ. AJ ends up sending Jericho to the floor. Owens runs over AJ as he turns around. Owens mounts AJ with right hands. Owens talks trash to AJ about being the champ. Owens beats AJ around and whips him hard ribs-first into the corner. Owens keeps up the assault on AJ, keeping him down on the mat. Owens knocks Jericho back off the apron to the floor. Owens with a senton on Styles for another 2 count.

Owens with more offense and a dropkick to Styles for a 2 count. Owens goes to the floor and stomps away on Jericho now. Owens goes back in for AJ but AJ rocks him. Owens drops AJ with a big elbow for another pin attempt. AJ catches Owens in the Calf Crusher as fans pop. Jericho runs in and hits a Lionsault on both opponents to break the hold. Jericho with a 2 count on AJ. All three Superstars are down as we go to commercial.

AJ is in control after the match, fighting both opponents off. Jericho with a big backdrop to AJ. Jericho with shots to AJ before taking him to the top for a superplex. Owens comes over to interrupt the superplex. Owens gets Jericho on his shoulders for an Electric Chair Drop but Jericho brings them down and goes for the Walls of Jericho but it’s blocked. Owens drops Jericho with a right hand. Styles dumps AJ over the top rope from the apron. AJ springboards in with the 450 on Jericho but he can’t get the pin. Owens runs in and covers Jericho for a 2 count.

AJ brings Owens to the floor and sends him into the barrier. AJ goes back in and calls for a Styles Clash on Jericho but it’s blocked. Jericho goes for the Walls on AJ and gets it locked in. Owens breaks it up. Jericho catapults Owens into AJ, knocking AJ out of the ring. Jericho applies the Walls on Owens now as fans cheer. AJ runs in but Jericho breaks the hold and hits AJ with a Codebreaker. Jericho with a close 2 count on AJ.

Fans chant “this is awesome” and do dueling chants now. AJ and Jericho go at it. Owens hits corner cannonballs on both opponents. He charges AJ again but eats a forearm. Jericho drops AJ with an enziguri. Owens drops Jericho with a superkick. AJ drops Owens with a pele kick and they all go down again. Another “this is awesome” chant. Jericho ends up sending AJ to the floor for a nasty fall. Owens superkicks Jericho but he’s still standing. Owens with a pop-up powerbomb on Jericho for a close 2 count. Owens can’t believe it.

Owens goes up top and hits the Frogsplash on Jericho but AJ breaks the pin, tossing Owens out of the ring. AJ takes the pin for himself and covers Jericho for the win.

Winner and New WWE United States Champion: AJ Styles

After the match, AJ celebrates and takes his title as his music hits. We get replays. We come back to Owens throwing a fit at ringside by the announcers table. AJ leaves with his title and stops as Owens takes the mic and starts yelling about how everything is unfair. Owens says AJ stole his victory. Owens says he wants his one-on-one rematch next Tuesday night. Whether we idiots like it or not, Owens is taking his title back next week. SmackDown goes off the air with AJ celebrating as Owen’s tantrum continues.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: July 26th

Kickoff Show

We take a look at AJ Styles throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies game and it was Phenomenal.

We have a video package for the US Title match, including the title change at Madison Square Garden.

AJ Styles is in the interview area.  He is asked about Kevin Owens’ comments from a few weeks ago.  AJ says that Kevin has not done it yet.  AJ says the title represents America.  It represents what you have earned.  It represents the workhorse of the WWE. Until someone outworks him, he will keep this title.  He says that Kevin Owens is not man enough for the job.

We get a video package with highlights from the recent WWE United States Title change at Madison Square Garden.

AJ Styles is in the back getting ready for his United States Title defense.

WWE United States Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles

Back to the ring and out first comes Kevin Owens. WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is out next as we get formal ring introductions from Hamilton and some trash talking from the two.

The bell rings and Owens unloads on AJ. Owens keeps control and talk some more trash but AJ runs the ropes and comes back, sending Owens to the floor to regroup. Owens comes back in and they go to lock up but AJ goes behind. AJ with more offense that sends Owens to the floor for another breather. More back and forth in the ring now. AJ nails a dropkick that sends Owens to the floor once again.

They fight on the floor now. AJ sends Owens over the barrier. AJ charges for an attack but it backfires and Owens turns it around on the floor. Owens sends AJ into the ring post and brings it back into the ring for a senton. Owens covers for a 2 count. Owens keeps control and keeps AJ grounded on the mat with a headlock while talking trash.

AJ finally fights up and out of the hold but Owens drops him for more boos. Owens goes for another senton but AJ gets his knees up. AJ with forearms to the jaw now. Owens decks him and nails a DDT in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count. Owens argues with the referee and goes back to the headlock. AJ fights up and out again. They trade shots but AJ gets the upperhand and unloads. AJ drops Owens with a clothesline. AJ with the flying forearm. Owens rolls to the corner. AJ with a splash in the corner. AJ scoops Owens on his shoulders but can’t get him all the way up. More back and forth. AJ counters and slams Owens on his face for a 2 count.

Owens ends up going for a superkick but it’s blocked. Owens also blocks a Styles Clash. Owens drops AJ for a close 2 count. AJ nails the fireman’s carry neckbreaker for a close 2 count. Fans chant for AJ now. AJ springboards in with a 450 but Owens gets his knees up and AJ lands hard. Owens covers for a 2 count. Owens with the corner cannonball for another 2 count. Owens shows frustration now. Owens takes Styles to the top and rocks him. Owens climbs up but AJ resists. Styles headbutts Owens and goes for the sunset flip powerbomb but Owens hangs on. Styles turns it into the Torture Rack and drops Owens to the mat for another pin attempt.

AJ goes to the top but Owens pushes the top rope, crotching him. Owens climbs up for a superplex but AJ fights back. Owens with a big shot to the face. AJ slides down and drops Owens face first into the turnbuckle. AJ keeps control and springboards up from the apron but Owens rolls to the floor. AJ puts on the brakes but Owens takes out his legs on the apron. Owens sends AJ into the ring post and drops him with an armbreaker. AJ drops Owens with a pele kick. Styles for the Styles Clash but his shoulder is bothering him. Owens tosses AJ into the referee and he goes down. AJ is also down, as is Owens. AJ gets up first but Owens superkicks him to the mat. Owens grabs AJ and yells at him. AJ avoids a pop-up powerbomb and drops Owens into the Calf Crusher in the middle of the ring.

The referee starts to get up as Owens inches to the bottom rope. Owens turns the submission around on AJ. AJ fights out and applies a Crossface of his own. Owens turns that over into a pin attempt and keeps AJ’s shoulders down as the referee slowly recovers and counts the pin.

Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens

After the match, Owens takes the title and celebrates as we go to replays. Owens leaves with the title as his music plays.

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Published By: Lisa
Date: July 24th

Back from the break and we see WWE United States Champion AJ Styles backstage with Shinsuke Nakamura. AJ wants to talk strategy but Nakamura doesn’t look interested. AJ wants to talk about Japan but Nakamura not so much. Nakamura points at the US Title and says one day when AJ calls, he will answer.

AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. Shinsuke Nakamura is out next. Baron Corbin suddenly attacks Corbin out of nowhere and beats him down. Kevin Owens is out next to join in but Styles runs up the ramp and meets him. The teams separate as AJ and Nakamura head to the ring and wait. Corbin and Owens take their time getting to the ring. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and we see Corbin knocking AJ out of the air with a big right hand. Corbin works AJ over and talks trash to Nakamura. Owens tags in and talks trash as he unloads on AJ. Nakamura finally gets a tag and takes over on Owens. Nakamura drops Owens in the corner and gives him some good vibrations. Owens cuts Nakamura off but Nakamura drops him with an enziguri. Nakamura keeps control and drops a knee. Nakamura with a forearm and a knee. Corbin pulls the top rope down and dumps Nakamura to the floor. Corbin rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Owens follows up with a senton for a 2 count.

Owens takes Nakamura to the corner and works him over before Corbin tags in. Corbin stomps away as the referee warns him. Corbin yells back and in comes Owens again. They keep Nakamura down in their corner. Owens with a boot to the head. Corbin comes back in as Owens yells to the crowd about being the Face of America. Corbin catches Nakamura in a bear hug. Nakamura gets out and ends up dropping Corbin with a kick. Corbin stops Nakamura from tagging and drops AJ off the apron with a cheap shot. Nakamura with a forearm and kicks to Corbin. Corbin misses in the corner and Nakamura puts him up top. Owens runs in but Nakamura boots him in the head. Corbin with a Deep Six on Nakamura as AJ breaks the pin. Corbin mounts Nakamura on the mat with forearms.

Nakamura fights back and knees Corbin in the gut. Nakamura drops Corbin with a left. AJ finally gets the tag and unloads on Owens as he comes in. AJ with a clothesline and a forearm for a 2 count. AJ ends up planting Owens on his face for a close 2 count. Owens shuts AJ down with a clothesline. Corbin comes in but AJ goes for the Calf Crusher. Corbin tosses AJ. AJ counters and gets the Calf Crusher applied but Corbin gets the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Corbin dumps AJ to the apron. AJ decks him and goes to springboard in but Owens takes him out. AJ lands on the floor hard.

Nakamura comes over and fights Owens but he gets dumped into the timekeeper’s area. Corbin comes back in with AJ but AJ blocks End of Days with an enziguri. AJ with a pele kick but Corbin is still up. AJ goes for the Styles Clash and didn’t see Owens get the tag. Owens nails AJ and hits a pop-up powerbomb for the pin.

Winners: Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin

After the match, Owens and Corbin stand tall as Nakamura checks on AJ. Owens leaves and Corbin is right behind him with the MITB briefcase in the air. SmackDown goes off the air with the Battleground opponents staring at each other.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: July 19th

Footage is shown of AJ Styles winning a Battle Royal to earn a shot at Kevin Owens’ WWE United States Championship. This past Friday at a house show taking place at Madison Square Garden, AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens to win the United States Championship.

The Smackdown video plays, and we go live into the arena.

WWE US Champion AJ Styles appears before the crowd

The new WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles, makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. The crowd chants his name while he stands in the middle of the ring and soaks it in. Styles says Battleground came a little early for him at Madison Square Garden. He would never think to call himself “The Face of America,” but since Kevin Owens’ face looks like a monkey butt, this is an upgrade. This isn’t about him or Kevin Owens; it’s about the United States Championship and what it will represent. It wasn’t too long ago that a US Champion wanted to prove he was the best every time he stepped foot in a WWE ring. He took on all comers and called it a US Open Challenge. It’s time to bring it back. This championship has been overlooked too many times. Every time you see a man with this championship around his waist, you will know he’s the best. If any WWE Superstar disagrees, tonight is their lucky night. Tonight, they can come out and prove him wrong. This is the start of the AJ Styles US Open Challenge, and it starts right now. Styles waits for a potential opponent to answer the challenge. A “USA” chant fires up.

John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to a huge reception. Cena charges down to the ring, and the crowd is really buzzing. Cena just wants to make sure Styles realizes what he just said. Styles said this is a US Championship Open Challenge. That’s for everyone else but him, right? Styles says it includes Cena… especially him. Cena says that makes it really simple. He accepts. Let’s do this right here, right now! Charles Robinson, the best referee ever, runs down to officiate the contest.

WWE United States Title Match: John Cena vs. AJ Styles

The crowd pops as AJ and Cena get ready. Greg Hamilton does formal ring introductions and referee Charles Robinson raises the title. The match gets ready to begin but the music interrupts and out comes Kevin Owens shaking his head.

Owens says no one wants to see another stupid Cena vs. Styles match, we’ve already sat through way too many of them. Owens says no one cares about Cena or AJ, all they should care about is the rightful champion getting his title back and that’s Owens. Owens asks Cena why he’s back. Owens says no one missed Cena and we don’t need him here. Owens says this is his title and Cena doesn’t deserve to be near it. Owens tells Cena to do himself a favor and leave because no one wants to see him. Cena says it’s not that Owens doesn’t want to see him, it’s that he can’t see him. Cena calls Owens The Michelin Man and tells him to come do something about it. Cena promises to run through Owens and then through AJ. Rusev hits the ring and attacks Cena from behind.

AJ takes Rusev and sends him to the floor. Owens hits the ring and attacks AJ, hitting a pop-up powerbomb. Rusev comes back in and drops Cena with a superkick. Rusev applies The Accolade on Cena as fans boo. Owens stands tall over AJ. Owens leaves with Rusev right behind him as Rusev’s music plays.

Back from the break and Tom reveals that SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon has made Cena and Styles vs. Rusev and Owens for tonight’s main event.

AJ Styles is backstage when John Cena walks up to him. Cena tells him to think twice about the US Open Challenge because he will eventually accept. Styles says he knew Cena wouldn’t be able to resist. Cena took something from him last time they faced, and he hasn’t forgotten about that. The US Championship makes him the best. Cena says it’s obvious he wants to compete with the best, and he respects that. Cena says he gives him his word. They’ll handle their business with the title later. For tonight, Cena has his back.

Kevin Owens and Rusev vs. AJ Styles and John Cena

We go to the ring and out comes Kevin Owens for tonight’s main event. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Rusev with the Bulgarian flag. New WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is out first for his team. John Cena is out next for his first match in a few months.

Cena starts off with Rusev and they lock up. Rusev with a headlock. Rusev keeps control and drops Cena before going to the floor. Rusev raises his flag and waves it around as fans boo. Rusev runs back in but Cena drops him with a shoulder. Cena takes Rusev to the corner and works him over. Cena with the bulldog for a 2 count. Owens tags in and stares Cena down. Owens takes Cena down and stomps away. Owens with more stomps as the referee warns him.

Owens drops Cena with a right and takes Cena to the corner. Rusev tags in for a bit of double teaming in the corner. Rusev beats Cena down again. Rusev distracts the referee while Owens gets in a cheap shot. Rusev drops Cena and stands over him as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Cena is trying to make a tag but Rusev fires away. Cena unloads back but Rusev drops him with a spin kick for a 2 count. Rusev goes to the second rope for a diving headbutt but Cena rolls out of the way. AJ finally tags in and drops Rusev with a clothesline. Styles with a forearm and a kip up. Styles runs into an elbow in the corner. AJ drops Rusev into the Calf Crusher but Owens breaks it up.

Rusev scoops AJ but AJ slides out and tries getting Rusev on his shoulder but Rusev counters. AJ goes at Owens on the apron but Rusev then drops him for a 2 count. Owens tags in and kicks AJ while Rusev holds his leg. Owens mounts AJ with shots. Owens keeps control and takes AJ to the mat for a headlock, asking the referee to see if he submits. Fans chant for AJ as Cena waits for the tag. AJ gets to his feet and rolls Owens up for a 2 count. Owens nails a big clothesline for a 2 count. Rusev tags in for some double teaming. Rusev nails a superkick and covers AJ for another pin attempt. Rusev has words with Cena before turning his attention back to AJ.

Rusev ragdolls AJ with a bearhug now. AJ tries to fight out with a headbutt. AJ finally gets out and connects with a kick to the head. Cena and Owens tag in at the same time but Cena unloads. Cena nails the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Rusev runs in and he’s forced to put Owens down. Rusev drops Cena with a superkick. AJ springboards in with a Phenomenal Forearm on Rusev. AJ drops Owens wit a pele kick. Cena nails the AA on Owens for the pin.

Winners: John Cena and AJ Styles

After the match, Cena and AJ have their arms raised before standing tall as Cena’s music plays. Cena raises AJ’s arm in the middle of the ring. AJ hits the corner to pose with the title as Cena poses in the opposite corner. We go to replays. Cena’s music stops as he and AJ meet in the middle of the ring. Cena raises AJ’s arm again as AJ raises his title. Cena’s music starts back up as the two celebrate the win. SmackDown goes off the air.

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Published By: Lisa
Date: July 12th

AJ Styles reveals where he worked as a 7 year old and why he quit WCW for a day job. Check out the video above to hear the full story!

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Published By: Lisa
Date: July 6th