AJ Styles on winning the United States Championship
AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens and captured the United States Championship tonight at a WWE Live Event at Madison Square Garden. Styles defeated Kevin Owens by hitting the Phenomenal Forearm. Below is a backstage interview WWE posted on their Facebook page.
SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon and several WWE Superstars took to Twitter to congratulate AJ Styles on his surprise victory:
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 8, 2017
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) July 8, 2017
@AJStylesOrg just won the US Title over KO at MSG!!!
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) July 8, 2017
— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) July 8, 2017
Update on why Austin Aries was released from WWE earlier today
PWTorch is reporting that Austin Aries requested his release from WWE. According to PWTorch, Aries had grown unhappy with being stuck in the Cruiserweight division and saw more potential for himself outside the role he was stuck in on 205 Live. The report also stated that Aries had a bad attitude backstage and it made it easier for WWE to grant him his release. The report also claims that Aries was working through a back injury before asking for his release. Aries will most likely hit the independent wrestling scene in the near future.