During the taping of the upcoming SmackDown episode on Saturday, the No.1 contender for the WWE championship was determined through a 5-way match between AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio.
The Phenomenal One sealed the victory after pinning ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton after a springboard 450 splash to go onto face Daniel Bryan for the title at the pay-per-view.
This would mark Styles’ second straight shot at the title in a pay-per-view after his losing effort against Bryan at the TLC event.
Watch how AJ Styles earned the title shot below:
— John Clark (@johnrclark12) December 30, 2018
Here’s the updated 2019 Royal Rumble card:
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Braun Strowman
Daniel Bryan (Champion) vs. AJ Styles
2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Buddy Murphy (Champion) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. TBD