AJ Styles will face Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33, which is also said to be a Falls Count Anywhere match. But what is the catch of this match? According to PWInsider; the ‘Phenomenal one’ will be removed from the Smackdown roster and will be drafted to the Raw roster after WrestleMania 33.
But why is this awkward plan made? According to rumors; Vince McMahon is highly obliged by the fan support of AJ Styles and he wants to capitalize this support to boost up Raw. Quite honestly, Smackdown has been doing way better than Raw since the very beginning of Brand Split, and AJ Styles is one of the main reasons for that. Having AJ Styles on Raw can definitely get back Raw’s lost glory days.
But how would they make it? How would they remove AJ Styles from Smackdown and put him in Raw? This week on Smackdown AJ Styles cut a promo where he said that he was sick and tired of Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon. They were treating like a circus monkey. He told him about everything he went through since Royal Rumble and talked about the injustice that was done with him. He said that he worked so hard so far and he did not even have a match at WrestleMania. He said that since Daniel Bryan was nothing more than a puppet in WWE so needed to speak to Shane McMahon about his career.
Later, AJ Styles was seen roaming backstage and when Shane McMahon arrived and AJ Styles surprised everyone by attacking him straight. He crashed Shane’s head into the car window and the window shattered. Fit Finlay came out to stop AJ Styles. Later, Shane was seen taking medical care where he was bleeding from head.
At the end of the show, Shane McMahon came out and said since AJ Styles was complaining that he did not have any WrestleMania match, he had one now. Even though, he did not say that he was the one whom AJ would face but the indication is pretty much clear and it has already been leaked that these two are going head to head at WrestleMania 33 and the match will be made official by next week surely.
Here is what we think about this match; if all the rumors are true, they might arrange a ‘Loser Leaves Smackdown’ match where AJ Styles loses to Shane and joins Raw. This might not be a good look AJ’s future, but there is a possibility of this. Another thing can happen, which would definitely be a better option; as Daniel Bryan already fired AJ Styles out of Smackdown, he returns to WrestleMania and faces Shane McMahon to get his revenge, he beats him down and leaves Smackdown for good to join Raw. This is also possible and definitely sounds better.