AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan will meet once again for the WWE Title.
As a result of his victory in a fatal 5-way bout on SmackDown, Styles will challenge Bryan for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble. Styles defeated Mustafa Ali, Samoa Joe, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio in the fatal 5-way contest, pinning Orton with a springboard 450 splash.
Bryan won the WWE Title from Styles on the Nov. 13 episode of SmackDown following a low blow and running knee strike. After the bout, Bryan continued to attack Styles, transforming himself into the New Daniel Bryan. Bryan would defeat Styles with a small package in their rematch at WWE TLC in December.
Styles showed off a new version of himself on the Dec. 25 episode of SmackDown when he decked Vince McMahon after McMahon screamed at him to unleash his inner animal.
WWE Royal Rumble is scheduled for Jan. 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a look at the announced card thus far:
Men's Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30 entrant), Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods
Women's Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30 entrant), Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles