What a debut year AJ Styles has had in WWE. Debuting at the Royal Rumble to a massive pop, beating John Cena clean at Summerslam and then winning the WWE World Championship at Backlash, Styles truly deserves the moniker of ‘The Face That Runs the Place’.
Although much of his WWE run so far has been truly spectacular, his match against Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 32 wasn’t as stellar as hoped ( it was still great). For the Phenomenal One to truly have that Wrestlemania show-stealer (world champion or not), here are 5 Dream Opponents for AJ Styles at Wrestlemania 33.
#5 John Cena
Yes, we have already witnessed Cena vs Styles twice now (three times if you include the triple threat match at No Mercy), but a third bout between the two men at Wrestlemania 33 would still be splendid.
Already stealing the show in their first two encounters, Styles and Cena would be sure to tear the house down on the Grandest Stage of Them All, especially if they were competing for the WWE World Championship.
It isn’t yet known whether the plan is to have Cena win his 16th world championship at Wrestlemania 33, but if it is, the opponent that would give him that show-stealing match would be Styles. Even if the Phenomenal One was to lose for the second consecutive ‘Mania, it wouldn’t matter as Styles has already pinned Cena three times so far in 2016.
Also, it would be a fitting stage for Cena to capture the gold for the 16th time, finally beating Styles after falling short previously.
Even if it results in a losing effort for the Phenomenal One, Cena vs Styles III at Wrestlemania 33 would be incredible, as we have already seen what they can do in their first two encounters (with their Summerslam bout being a classic).