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SK Exclusive: Reason why AJ Styles won the United States Championship at Madison Square Garden

Billi Bhatti
17.70K   //    09 Jul 2017, 17:14 IST
AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens at MSG

What's the story? 

As reported by the Dirty Sheets, via our "DS Breaking News" show on YouTube, one of the reasons for AJ Styles winning the US Championship at MSG centred around his upcoming DVD release. You can view the report here by clicking the YouTube link, below.

In case you didn't know...

MSG is considered the Mecca of sports entertainment, and it is considered an honour to compete for WWE at the World’s Most Famous Arena. 

The heart of the matter 

AJ's DVD is still around 6 months away; however, the WWE felt like AJ needed to have another significant moment on the DVD, towards the end of the running feature, with his WWE title win now being 9 months old. In addition to that, these DVDs spend a lot of time in post-production. 

It also should be noted, the WWE is always open to a title change at a house show every 2-3 years, just to set that narrative that anything can happen in the WWE at any time. 

Also read: 5 Reasons why AJ Styles is the perfect United States Champion

What's next?

AJ Styles and Owens were set to have a match at Battleground on July 23rd in Philadelphia, at the Wells Fargo Center. However, it now appears that has removed this match from the card.

Author's take

This will probably be a key feature of the DVD with the match likely to be an extra. Nothing tells the story of coming from the indies to the big time like winning a title at MSG.

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Billi Bhatti
In September 2015, Billi Bhatti launched The Dirty Sheets Podcast, with the goal to break and cover professional wrestling news, that people would actually care about — rather than developing a click-bait news site. The Dirty Sheets Podcast is available on iTunes. Billi was a participant on Big Brother UK in 2007. Prior to Big Brother, he worked as a personal trainer and commercial model, modelling for the likes of Telenor, Birkenstock, Ringspun and Animal. Billi appeared for IPW:UK Wrestling f
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