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WWE Rumours: Possible AJ Styles storyline

Gokul Nair
9.47K   //    12 Oct 2016, 14:42 IST

AJ Styles successfully retained his WWE Championship at No Mercy.

The “Phenomenal” AJ Styles has been on a wild run since his much-anticipated debut in WWE and after winning the WWE Championship against Dean Ambrose at Backlash, we all witnessed a moment which was termed impossible until then.

AJ Styles has had a good run with the belt so far providing excellent matches against the likes of Dean Ambrose and John Cena along with stellar promo work. Latest rumours suggest that AJ Styles is currently planned to have a short-term feud with Dean Ambrose heading into Survivor Series.

This seems to be the only logical choice with Cena taking time off to film the upcoming season of “American Grit”. According to the plan for Cena is to come back and challenge Styles for the Championship which is most likely to take place at TLC event this December.

WWE is most likely to play off the idea that Styles has beaten Cena 3 times in a row at Money In The Bank, Summerslam and No Mercy respectively.

AJ Styles won the gold at Backlash after unsuccessful attempts at Payback and Extreme Rules against Roman Reigns. His epic heel turn against John Cena showcased his solid work as a heel and he finally got his moment at Backlash. He further cemented the run after No Mercy by winning a triple threat match against Dean Ambrose and John Cena

After TLC, with a number of candidates at Smackdown Live! and others at NXT, it would be interesting to see who steps up for the challenge at Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. Backstage officials have been very happy with his current run and he is not expected to lose the title anytime soon. 

Randy Orton also had stated his desire to work alongside Styles which may be a sign for the things to come. According to, there were even plans for putting the two of them for a program after Summerslam but Orton’s concussion issues got in the way and delayed it.

We can expect this program by early 2017 mostly after the TLC pay-per-view.

Some doubts hovered around the aftermath of AJ Styles’ debut at the Royal Rumble this year, where in some people didn’t believe that Vince McMahon would put the belt on to the former “Face of TNA”. But now all those doubts can be pushed aside along with this “Phenomenal” run.

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