AJ Styles is the new WWE United States Champion and he claimed his title at a house show in Madison Square Garden. Many people were shocked by this news and WWE has covered it so it’s a real thing. But the looming question remains as to why WWE made the decision to take the US Championship off of The New Face Of America, Kevin Owens.
There are plenty of theories floating around out there about why AJ Styles picked up the US Title in the manner he did. One theory has to do with the fact that WWE is finishing up AJ Styles’ WWE DVD set and they needed a big moment to cap off the documentary. But still other people hold fast that WWE called an audible due to other reasons.
One thing is pretty evident that Kevin Owens wasn’t injured as he is still working house shows past his title loss, so that’s probably not the case.
Cyrus recently gave his opinion on why WWE put the US Title on AJ Styles during a recent episode of his Killing The Town with Storm and Cyrus podcast.
“The big story is why did they do this? They didn’t do it to try to make wrestling fun. They didn’t even do it to put smiles on people’s faces. I think that was a nice side-benefit. They did it as a response to Kenny Omega winning the US Title at the New Japan show.”
“That’s why they put [the US Title] on AJ. All the discussion about AJ and Kenny Omega, who’s better? Kenny Omega has a US Title, AJ Styles now has a US Title. This is gonna generate a lot of debate and a lot of banter and to me the popping the crowd is the side-benefit. This is a response to New Japan Pro Wrestling in my opinion.”
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