LAS VEGAS — The victory in the long-awaited, WrestleMania-worthy dream match between John Cena and AJ Styles went to The Phenomenal One, but you can put an asterisk next to it.

Styles’ win over Cena at WWE Money in the Bank came with more than just a little help from his Club cohorts — Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson — who blasted Cena with their Magic Killer finishing maneuver after the referee went down. WWE’s fastest rising Superstar may have signed a contract pledging that his crew wouldn’t interfere in the match, but that doesn’t mean Anderson and Gallows agreed to the ruling.

WWE Network: AJ Styles vs. John Cena: WWE Money in the Bank 2016

In a highly-anticipated bout years in the making, AJ Styles battles John Cena at WWE Money in the Bank 2016: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Controversial endings aside, this 15-years-in-the-making showdown between The Face that Runs the Place and the single greatest Superstar to have never been given an opportunity in WWE — until now — lived up to its own impossible hype. Big fight feel? This one had it from the moment the Vegas faithful broke out in dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena!”/“Let’s go Styles!” before the opening bell.

Those fans rooting for AJ got what they wanted in the first 10 minutes of the bout as the advantage belonged solely to Styles. The world-traveled athlete even took a break from beating on Cena to ask aloud, “Is this all he’s got?”

Cena, competing in his first match back after a seven-month layoff, couldn’t find an answer for Styles’ offense. If Cena launched Styles in the air, AJ landed on his feet. When Cena went for a superplex, Styles slipped out of his grasp and dropped Cena neck-first on the top rope.

The first pivotal moment of the match came when Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, only to be snatched out of the air by Cena, who immediately went for an Attitude Adjustment. Before he could connect, though, Styles slid out of his hands, rolled through with impossible dexterity and locked in a Calf Crusher. Cena eventually reached the ropes, but those moments he spent locked in the debilitating submission clearly took a lot out of the tenacious Superstar.

Things got gritty from there as Cena connected with the AA on Styles, only for AJ to kick out at two. Moments later, Styles hit the Styles Clash, but Cena somehow powered out of the ensuing pinfall. At that point, it was clear that you’d have to hit one of these guys with a Buick if you were going to win on sheer force alone.

The two Superstars began to throw everything but the kitchen sink at one another until Styles again ended up in the AA. Cena scored, but the referee had gone down in the ensuing mayhem. That’s when The Club struck.

Anderson and Gallows rushed the ring, snatched Cena up in the air and absolutely obliterated him with their Magic Killer maneuver. Styles’ cronies then dragged his body on top of Cena and fled the scene. A few seconds later, the ref reappeared, counted three and gave the victory in this dream match to AJ Styles.

AJ Styles and The Club celebrate a "too sweet" victory over John Cena: WWE.com Exclusive, June 19, 2016

Despite help from Gallows & Anderson at the greatest Money in the Bank in history, AJ Styles declares himself a better competitor than John Cena.

Had Anderson and Gallows acted on their own? Was this Styles’ plan all along? For now, that is unclear. However, rest assured, this was only the first chapter in the Cena-Styles saga.

LAS VEGAS — The victory in the long-awaited, WrestleMania-worthy dream match between John Cena and AJ Styles went to The Phenomenal One, but you can put an asterisk next to it.

Styles’ win over Cena at WWE Money in the Bank came with more than just a little help from his Club cohorts — Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson — who blasted Cena with their Magic Killer finishing maneuver after the referee went down. WWE’s fastest rising Superstar may have signed a contract pledging that his crew wouldn’t interfere in the match, but that doesn’t mean Anderson and Gallows agreed to the ruling.

WWE Network: AJ Styles vs. John Cena: WWE Money in the Bank 2016

In a highly-anticipated bout years in the making, AJ Styles battles John Cena at WWE Money in the Bank 2016: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Controversial endings aside, this 15-years-in-the-making showdown between The Face that Runs the Place and the single greatest Superstar to have never been given an opportunity in WWE — until now — lived up to its own impossible hype. Big fight feel? This one had it from the moment the Vegas faithful broke out in dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena!”/“Let’s go Styles!” before the opening bell.

Those fans rooting for AJ got what they wanted in the first 10 minutes of the bout as the advantage belonged solely to Styles. The world-traveled athlete even took a break from beating on Cena to ask aloud, “Is this all he’s got?”

Cena, competing in his first match back after a seven-month layoff, couldn’t find an answer for Styles’ offense. If Cena launched Styles in the air, AJ landed on his feet. When Cena went for a superplex, Styles slipped out of his grasp and dropped Cena neck-first on the top rope.

The first pivotal moment of the match came when Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, only to be snatched out of the air by Cena, who immediately went for an Attitude Adjustment. Before he could connect, though, Styles slid out of his hands, rolled through with impossible dexterity and locked in a Calf Crusher. Cena eventually reached the ropes, but those moments he spent locked in the debilitating submission clearly took a lot out of the tenacious Superstar.

Things got gritty from there as Cena connected with the AA on Styles, only for AJ to kick out at two. Moments later, Styles hit the Styles Clash, but Cena somehow powered out of the ensuing pinfall. At that point, it was clear that you’d have to hit one of these guys with a Buick if you were going to win on sheer force alone.

The two Superstars began to throw everything but the kitchen sink at one another until Styles again ended up in the AA. Cena scored, but the referee had gone down in the ensuing mayhem. That’s when The Club struck.

Anderson and Gallows rushed the ring, snatched Cena up in the air and absolutely obliterated him with their Magic Killer maneuver. Styles’ cronies then dragged his body on top of Cena and fled the scene. A few seconds later, the ref reappeared, counted three and gave the victory in this dream match to AJ Styles.

AJ Styles and The Club celebrate a "too sweet" victory over John Cena: WWE.com Exclusive, June 19, 2016

Despite help from Gallows & Anderson at the greatest Money in the Bank in history, AJ Styles declares himself a better competitor than John Cena.

Had Anderson and Gallows acted on their own? Was this Styles’ plan all along? For now, that is unclear. However, rest assured, this was only the first chapter in the Cena-Styles saga.