#3 AJ Styles featured in the WWE Championship match of both the shows
AJ Styles has been the MVP of SmackDown Live since the brand split of 2016 and the fact that he has been in the WWE title picture for a long time just signifies the above statement. Last year, he was the WWE Champion and was defending the title in a handicap match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The Phenomenal One retained the Championship in a surprising manner and went on to have a long reign with the Championship.
This year, AJ Styles was feuding with 'The New' Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship heading into the Royal Rumble PPV. The duo clashed for the title on the show, but AJ Styles failed to win the title thanks to an uninvited interference from Erick Rowan.
Also, AJ Styles was a part of the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble 2017, where he lost the title to John Cena after an epic match.Published 29 Jan 2019, 21:19 IST