AJ Styles receives a deafening ovation in his return to SmackDown LIVE!
The Phenomenal One says the “Wild Card Rule” allows you to crash a rival band if you’re fast enough, and he says this is still The House that AJ Styles Built!
Suddenly, Sami Zayn interrupts Styles!
Sami would rather be anywhere than here “surrounded by a bunch of Kentucky Fried hillbillies.”
Up next, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods hit the scene!
They remind Styles that he doesn’t live here anymore, despite the amazing catchphrase.
Kingston reminds AJ that he’s the champ and asks Styles what he wants to do about it…
… but Zayn interjects and takes issue with Kofi challenging Styles to a title bout tonight.
Zayn thinks he’s the only person who deserves a WWE Championship Match tonight “because these people need a WWE Champion who is going to tell them the truth whether they deserve it or not.”
Kofi says he’s a fighting champion, and he wants to put the WWE Title on the line tonight!