AJ Styles vs. LA Knight: Who should face Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed Universal WWE Championship?

AJ Styles and LA Knight will face each other with a title shot on the line next week on SmackDown.


AJ Styles vs. LA Knight: Who should face Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed Universal WWE Championship?

AJ Styles, LA Knight, Cody Rhodes (via WWE)

Ever since Cody Rhodes won the Undisputed Championship at WrestleMania, fans have had doubts about who he was going to face first. Addressing the question, it was announced on SmackDown that a set of matches will play out to determine the first challenger against the American Nightmare. It all came down to two stars, AJ Styles and LA Knight, who will face each other next week to punch their ticket to Backlash in France.

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Both LA Knight and AJ Styles are two of the top stars in WWE today. They had a marquee match at WrestleMania where ‘The Megastar’ walked out victorious. However, it is possible that next week, the Phenomenal One will pull out some trick to ensure that he wins the opportunity. Besides, Styles has been on a vague path ever since his return in December. Plus, WWE will not be planning a Babyface vs. Babyface feud at this point. Therefore, it is highly likely that Styles might take the win.

Furthermore, WWE needs a heel challenger for Cody Rhodes at this point. Rhodes and Styles have never faced each other in the ring. Therefore, it can be a delight for the fans to see the two biggest stars colliding for the biggest prize in sports entertainment. As for LA Knight, he might embark on a quest for the United States Championship. Recently, it was rumored that he might have an incoming feud with Logan Paul in a few weeks.

Overall, the Phenomenal One is highly likely to walk out as the winner next week. Making him lose might affect his character big time. Therefore, WWE will be looking to establish him as one of the top heels in the company heading forward. Only time will tell who is going to win, though. However, it seems fans are all in for this mega match next week on SmackDown.

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AJ Styles reveals his retirement is near

AJ Styles is one of the professional wrestling legends. He has been performing for over two decades and has won titles all over the world. He is 46 years old and still performs at an incredible level. However, according to him, his retirement is near. It was revealed by the Phenomenal One himself when he gave insights into his personal life in an interview.

AJ Styles
AJ Styles [via- WWE]

Speaking on The Ringer, Styles stated that although his mind says he can do this, his body is in no condition to perform further. He revealed that every day when he tries to get out of bed, his body hurts. The former WWE Champion also said that he is at a point in his career where he doesn’t want to embarrass himself by giving off an underwhelming performance.

I’m done. I’m going to retire. I’m getting to that point where I am worried about embarrassing myself. My brain says, ‘We can do this.’ My body is like, ‘You’re stupid. We cannot do this. We’re hurting every day when we roll out of bed.’ At some point, this has to come to an end.
AJ Styles on The Ringer

The Phenomenal One has a massive fanbase. It can be an amazing feat if he can have one more title run before hanging up his boots for good. He is an amazing talent who has defined generations of sports entertainment. It is going to be interesting to see how the retirement tour of the 46-year-old goes from here on out in WWE.

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