AJ Styles named Superstar of the Week
Did you miss AJ Styles? You should have.
At the risk of levying favoritism at the feet of the two-time WWE Champion, this place has been missing a certain je ne sais quoi since The Phenomenal One was put on the shelf about a month ago. We got it back in a hurry when Styles made his in-ring return this Monday with a victorious effort against the new United States Champion, Ricochet.
Here we pause to acknowledge that it takes two to tango, and Ricochet — who we shouted out last week — gave The Phenomenal One a fight worthy of the main-event showcase it received. But the night belonged to Styles; the veteran was in vintage form, kicking, striking and finally flying down with a Phenomenal Forearm to seal an emphatic, hard-won victory. Even Styles’ post-match show of respect, when he hugged Ricochet and raised his arm, was a statement: The competition might be younger, faster and stronger, but it’s still clear who sets the pace both between the bells and outside them. AJ Styles is your Superstar of the Week.