Cedric Alexander is getting another shot at AJ Styles and his United States Championship on the "season premiere" of Raw.
WWE announced that Styles and Alexander will have another match for the title on the September 30 episode of Raw. This is just the latest in a series of matches that the two have been involved in for several weeks. Alexander previously challenged for the U.S. title when he took on Styles at Clash of Champions on September 15, but Styles ended up winning the match.
"Earlier this month, Cedric Alexander received a United States Championship opportunity based off a pinfall victory over AJ Styles. The former 205 Live standout fell short, but the continuing hostilities between the two have led to a title rematch on Raw’s season premiere. Although Styles holds the nominal advantage of the pair — he is the reigning champion, plus The O.C. is never far behind — Alexander has proven to be a persistent foe for The Phenomenal One, even getting the better of Styles during a brief brawl this past Monday. Plus, given that the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion has a history of rising to the occasion, handing him another crack at Styles on a stage as big as the season premiere could be just the thing that propels him to the championship he’s chased for so long."
Already announced for the September 30 episode of Raw is the return of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss and Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio for the Universal Championship.
Fightful will have live coverage of Raw with a post-show podcast to follow.