#2 AJ Styles has been the flag-bearer of SmackDown and deserves to represent the blue brand at the inter-brand warfare
Ever since the WWE Draft in 2016, a number of superstars have changed brands during the Superstar Shakeups but AJ Styles has been one of the few superstars who has never changed brands. The Phenomenal One has made his presence felt on each and every SmackDown Live! episode since the brand split. He has held the WWE Championship twice while also being the United States Champion for quite a time. Styles has had epic rivalries with Shane McMahon, John Cena, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens on the blue brand.
He is one the key reasons why SD Live has been able to beat RAW in ratings more than once. Leaving him off the inter-brand warfare where SmackDown's legacy and respect would be at stake, would be a crime.