AJ Styles wins the United States title at house show in Madison Square Garden

It does not happen very often but last night during WWE’s return to Madison Square Garden, the company pulled the trigger on a title change as AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens in a non-televised live event.

Styles won a title rematch for the U.S. title by winning the Independence Day battle royal on Smackdown earlier this week, guaranteeing a shot at Kevin Owens’ title at the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view. But for whatever reason, WWE decided to make the title switch early, giving the fans at MSG a nice surprise.

AJ won the title after delivering the Phenomenal Forearm half-way across the ring and then pinning Owens immediately. Earlier in the match, Owens survived the Styles Clash.

The title win is featured on WWE.COM and there’s also a backstage video of Styles talking about his match.

You can watch the title win below.


Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you


Mojo Rawley says next chapter of his career starts on May 31

One person who was cut from WWE on April 15 but announced late was Mojo Rawley, the former 24/7...

WWE targeting SummerSlam to have live fans in attendance

Just Barrasso of Sports Illustrated is reporting that WWE is targeting SummerSlam as the next show to be performed...

Smackdown rating for 04/16/2021

The post-Mania Smackdown on FOX pulled in 1,996,000 viewers in the overnight ratings, down 83,000 viewers from last week's...