Daniel Bryan announced during the latest episode of SmackDown that AJ Styles will be defending his WWE Championships against both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a handicap match at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV.
Not much is known about the rules of this match or how this handicap stipulation will play out in a Championship bout but things should become clearer in upcoming weeks.
After the announcement of this bout, the number of matches which has been confirmed for the show has become 4. Below is the updated match card for the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV:
Universal Championship match
Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman vs Kane
Handicap match for the WWE Championship
AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
Women’s Royal Rumble match
Men’s Royal Rumble match
You can check out the complete SmackDown results of this week here