Roman Reigns’ third power as WWE champion didn’t get off to a many stellar start when he degraded Triple H for a pretension in a categorical eventuality of WrestleMania 32. It was a sincerely underwhelming tour to contend a least, that is because AJ Styles’ inclusion in a championship design entrance out of a eventuality was welcomed by fans.
Styles was still comparatively new to a WWE scene, nonetheless he had already valid himself to be one of a best all-around competitors in a company. Although he was catastrophic in holding a pretension from Reigns during Payback 2016, his clever display contra Reigns (as good as shenanigans from The Usos, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) warranted Styles another shot during a tag during Extreme Rules.
This time, however, there would be no disqualifications and zero holding possibly one of them behind from violence a vital daylights out of any other. Of course, division was expected, yet when it came to Reigns and Styles doing their thing mono a mono, they did not defect in delivering an intensely sparkling categorical event.
It was already apparent by this indicate that Reigns could reason his possess opposite roughly anyone on a roster, so this was frequency a box of Styles “carrying” The Big Dog to an above-average encounter. Rather, this was an equal bid from both men, ensuing in one of a best bouts all year in WWE.
Styles pulled all out of his arsenal in an try to put Reigns away, usually to tumble plant to a singular Spear from a WWE champ and lose. The dual haven’t crossed paths in singles movement since, yet if this classical competition was any indication, it’s some-more a matter of when and not if they will cranky paths in a WWE ring again.
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