We noted before how General Manager Daniel Bryan announced a huge Independence Day Battle Royal for next week’s episode of SmackDown Live to determine the new #1 contender for the United States Championship.
While WWE has yet to disclose any of the participants for this battle royal, it appears that the winner of the upcoming match has already been revealed.
Per Pwinsider, AJ Styles is currently scheduled to face The United States Champion Kevin Owens at the upcoming SmackDown Exclusive PPV Battleground for his title.
While this does not necessarily mean that Styles will come out victorious as WWE is known to twist things around, it’s the most logical conclusion at the moment.
It’s worth noting that Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles at Backlash to retain the United States Championship via count out. Afterwards, both the stars got busy in the preparation for the Money In The Bank Ladder match.
Though in recent weeks AJ has crossed paths with Owens a number of times and with the latest revelation regarding the Battleground PPV, it appears that their feud is far from being over.