What Is the story?
The company has announced that the former WWE Champion will return to Smack Down tomorrow to address the situation, although AJ Styles has been missing from WWE within the past two weeks.
In case you didn’t know…
AJ Styles was a part of Starrcade on Saturday night, a series that was not televised but did see The Phenomenal One conquer Samoa Joe inside a steel cage. Before Starrcade, Styles missed Survivor Series and last week’s Smack Down Live after Daniel Bryan defeated him for his WWE Championship and took his place.
Styles held the WWE Championship for over a year before he was defeated by the leader of the Yes Movement, who went on to turn heel following the game.
The heart of the matter
WWE announced that AJ Styles would be making his return to SmackDown Live tomorrow night to address the situation with Daniel Bryan. Heel has been turned by the WWE Champion over the past week and is now rumored to be facing off against Styles at TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs following month.
Styles still has a rematch for the WWE Championship, which he is expected to cash in next month, but given Daniel Bryan’s recent shift in character, it’ll be interesting to determine if this match goes the same way as Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles after his heel turn.
Styles will be back on WWE TV tomorrow where he will get a feud with Daniel Bryan going into the year’s biggest event.