AJ Styles had to earn a title shot, and he did just that on tonight’s SmackDown Live. The veteran wrestler wound up winning a fatal five-way that also featured Mustafa Ali, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 2, 2019
Things weren’t always looking great for Styles, as he went through the announcer’s table after a brutal slam by Samoa Joe. However, he was able to get back into the match and pinned Randy Orton to earn his rematch against WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019
AJ Styles vs Daniel Bryan will take place at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event later this month. The two most recently had an excellent match at TLC in December.