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Kevin Owens dropping US Title to AJ Styles was last-minute decision

You never know what can happen when you see a WWE Live Show. But it is customary that whenever a champion puts their title on the line then they are usually walking out with their title. After all, WWE likes to put their title changes on television or PPV.

When AJ Styles challenged Kevin Owens for the United States Championship at Madison Square Garden on Friday night the fans in attendance got to see some history being made. Not only was the match a great one, but AJ Styles beat Kevin Owens clean in the middle of the ring to capture the WWE United States Championship.

There were a ton of questions regarding this title change. We can’t remember the last time WWE made a title switch at a house show but when they go that route there is usually a reason to do it. Sometimes it spells trouble for the champion dropping their title but this case is a puzzler.

It was recently noted on an episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE making the decision to have Kevin Owens drop the title was a very late one. Dave Meltzer noted he didn’t know why they made the title switch in New York City’s most famous arena, but he plans to find out the whole story as he said there has to be more to it.

Kevin Owens seemed injured at Money In The Bank but carried on with the match. He’s been limping a little bit but still fulfilling his duties as The New Face Of America. He could be injured, but that is pure speculation at this point.

It should be noted that KO changed his banner on Twitter that reflected his US Championship reign and WWE has taken Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles for the US Title off of the website for Battleground too.

As we get more updates we will keep you updated as more information on this situation is sure to come out in the next few days.


  • ROB-1.

    Glad Kevin lost.

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