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3 Reasons why the United States Title challenger will be decided via a 20-Man Battle Royal Match at Crown Jewel

  • The winner of the 20-Man Battle Royal Match will face AJ Styles at Crown Jewel. #WWE
Avik Das
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:51 IST

AJ Styles will defend the US Title at Crown Jewel
AJ Styles will defend the US Title at Crown Jewel

Only several days remain before Crown Jewel, and the match card is looking awe-inspiring with a number of big names set to appear. Tyson Fury, the boxing legend, will take on Braun Strowman in a singles match. Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar will take their rivalry from the Octagon to the squared circle. Hulk Hogan's team will lock horns with Ric Flair's team in a Ten-Man Tag Team Match. Additionally, a Tag Team Turmoil Match will take place with nine tag teams from RAW and SmackDown competing to determine the best tag team in the world.

This week, WWE added yet another match to the star-studded card, as a 20-Man Battle Royal will also be held at Crown Jewel. The winner of the Battle Royal will earn an opportunity to challenge United States Champion AJ Styles on the very same night.

AJ Styles' championship reign began at Extreme Rules, where he won the belt from Ricochet. Subsequently, Styles began a feud with Cedric Alexander, as the two Superstars locked horns several times, including at Clash of Champions. 

Let's find out three reasons why WWE announced a 20-Man Battle Royal Match to determine the number one contender for the US Championship.

#3 To allow for the use of underutilized Superstars

Styles in action last year against Samoa Joe
Styles in action last year against Samoa Joe

Crown Jewel will be a monumental event, considering it will be held in Saudi Arabia, where all previous three pay-per-views were huge, including last year's event of the same name. Besides the massive crowd capacity, the whole set-up and returning big names make the entire event feel like a WrestleMania.

The Andre the Giant Battle Royal Match is held every year at WrestleMania The bout gives a chance for WWE's underutilized Superstars to perform on the Grandest Stage of Them All. A similar Battle Royal match will allow twenty Superstars to compete at Crown Jewel. Superstars like Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, EC3, Elias, and many more, are thriving for new opportunities and they might earn themselves a United States Championship Match in the process.

Crown Jewel didn't have a Battle Royal Match last year, and several Superstars missed the show. This year's match allows 20 men the opportunity to compete at Crown Jewel, but also gives one Superstar the opportunity to be thrust into the United States Championship spotlight.

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