AJ Styles vs Shame McMahon all set for WrestleMania

Taking on McMahon will add a fresh dynamic worthy of the biggest event of the year. It was reported a while back that Vince McMahon wants AJ Styles on RAW and not on Smackdown, The story line that he is now in with Shane McMahon, might just be what stems into him leaving Smackdown.

The match is obviously going ahead, so Styles is clearly part of the blue brand, until WrestleMania at least. That assault led to Daniel Bryan "firing" AJ Styles and sending him home, and Wrestling Inc. is even reporting that the former WWE World Champion was moved to the "Alumni Section" of the website to further the storyline. This situation should only be more clearly solidified when Styles does bring out the best left in Shane and perhaps steals the show.

The Miz & Maryse complain that they have to face John Cena & Nikki Bella, but they will triumph at WrestleMania? Bella hit back calling Maryse a "brainless, spineless blow-up doll" who was worthless and only held Miz's arm every night before challenging her to a match.

It didn't sit well with SmackDown Live general manager Daniel Bryan who then fired Styles on the spot. Miz and Maryse repeatedly took pot shots at Cena and Nikki with Miz also stated that John Cena only loved himself and would never marry Nikki Bella.

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If WWE trusts its younger talent, Styles could also face off against Seth Rollins or Bray Wyatt (assuming one had turned face by that time).

As expected, the payoff was the official announcement that the four will duke it out in a mixed-gender tag-team bout at WrestleMania. Lynch picked up the victory, but the big story was what happened after the match.

It was an incredibly exciting match which saw Austin Aries outlast and defeat TJ Perkins, The Brian Kendrick, Akira Tozawa, and Tony Nese. Later in the show, McMahon came out to the stage and said that Styles had an opponent for "Wrestlemania XXXIII". "And the fact that I can't punch you in the face - and you know it, and you take advantage of that - makes me want to punch you in the face even more".

Following up on the latest episode of SmackDown (March 14) where Styles waited for commissioner Shane McMahon to arrive, assaulted him in the parking lot, was sacked by General Manager Daniel Bryan then challenged to a match at Mania by McMahon, WWE had Bryan claim on Talking Smack he wasn't booking AJ vs. Shane because he couldn't be sure his boss was of sound mind when he threw down the gauntlet.

  • Stacy Houston