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WWE News: AJ Styles breaks his silence following loss to John Cena

Riju Dasgupta
22.38K   //    28 Feb 2018, 16:56 IST

The WWE Champion spoke after his massive loss
The WWE Champion spoke after his massive loss

What's the story?

John Cena arrived on SmackDown Live and made an instant impact. He took on WWE Champion AJ Styles in the main event of the night, and put on yet another classic in their iconic rivalry.

Following his loss to Cena, AJ Styles spoke to Dasha Fuentes in a exclusive. Styles had some strong words to say about his loss and the big 6-Pack match at WWE Fastlane.

In case you didn't know...

John Cena had said that his only road to WrestleMania would involve him winning the Elimination Chamber match last weekend. Of course, we know that Roman Reigns won the match and will now be facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.

Cena conveniently remembered that he's a free agent, and asked to be put into the multi-man main event for WWE Fastlane. To earn his spot, he defeated AJ Styles in the main event of SmackDown Live.

The heart of the matter

Dasha Fuentes asked AJ Styles to react to his loss and the fact that his title defense would now take place in a 6-Pack challenge. The WWE Champion kept it quite plain and simple:

You know what the greatest thing about losing is? You learn to hate it! I'm gonna win. That's what winners do.

Because Styles is one of the most consummate performers of the modern era, he sold the match and the beating he took, wincing after cutting this very promo. It was the ultimate babyface promo, and one that goes with his character.

What's next?

The weeks leading up to WWE Fastlane should be quite interesting. We're curious to find out how Nakamura fits into the overall scheme of things too. Cena and Nakamura had quite an interesting face-off, when Cena made his way to the squared circle.

Author's take

I can see AJ Styles winning at Fastlane and retaining his title. There's no way WWE will take away the Nakamura vs. Styles match from fans.

In my opinion, WWE is just killing time, until WrestleMania comes around.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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