LA Knight vs. AJ Styles – Is WWE drawing inspiration from one of Triple H’s most iconic feuds for the WrestleMania 40 showdown?

Things have gotten extremely personal between AJ Styles and LA Knight.

LA Knight vs. AJ Styles – Is WWE drawing inspiration from one of Triple H’s most iconic feuds for the WrestleMania 40 showdown?

LA Knight and AJ Styles on SmackDown [via- WWE]

Apart from numerous high-profile title matches, WrestleMania 40 does seem to foray into untapped mid-card imbroglios. And LA Knight vs. AJ Styles is one of them. Driven by personal rancour, this feud has been months in the making. It finally appears to be heading towards its zenith, as WWE looks primed to step on the gas pedal.

Fans might see a home invasion angle, reminiscent of Triple H‘s diabolical grievances with Randy Orton when they collided at WrestleMania 25. Following LA Knight‘s recent warning shot to AJ Styles, wherein he vowed to vanquish the latter whenever they meet, the former WWE Champion had something to say. In a clip posted on X, the former IWGP title holder mocked Knight by saying he wouldn’t be able to topple him.

That’s because AJ proclaimed that he doesn’t plan to show up on SmackDown. However, the former OC supremo did admit he couldn’t wait for the singles tango at The Showcase of the Immortals. Now that Styles has decided to shun The Megastar, it pretty much leaves LA with one option. He needs, or should say, he might catch The Phenomenal One at his residence this week.

That’s something not unheard of. WWE’s Chief Content Officer, Triple H, did the same when Randy Orton was absconding back then. Everyone knows that The Game is the commander-in-chief of the on-screen creative right now. That being a perk, he could recreate the entire setting with two of his most talented names on the blue brand.

The LA Knight and AJ Styles saga didn’t come out of the blue

No love seems to have been lost between Knight and Styles. WWE recently uploaded a video onto their YouTube channel underscoring how The Phenomenal One transformed into WWE’s biggest hater.

AJ Styles and LA Knight
AJ Styles and LA Knight (via WWE)

It stemmed from a point in time back in September when AJ Styles was all set to join forces with John Cena. They shook hands and vowed to disintegrate The Bloodline.

However, a 2-on-1 ambush from Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso ran AJ out of business. LA Knight viewed it as a golden opportunity to aggrandize his stock, and he replaced the man who once ran this place. Styles, ever since his return, has been obsessed with The Defiant One.

Months of malignity that were accruing within AJ might culminate at WrestleMania. It’s likely that the match ends up being contested under the No Holds Barred stipulation.

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