For the first time in WWE pay-per-view history, the main event featuring a Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship - WWE World Champion A.J. Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena - will start the show, llve at 8pm ET/5pm PT on WWE Network.

On his first SmackDown LIVE after low-blowing Dean Ambrose out of the WWE World Title, The Phenomenal One proclaimed that, since he’d made good on his promise to become champion, his word was now infallible and that everything he says from here on out should be taken as fact. So, for instance, if he was to claim that he could beat The Lunatic Fringe and John Cena, whom he knocked off at SummerSlam, in the same match, the WWE Universe would just have to take his word for it.

John Cena, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles come face to face to face: SmackDown LIVE, Oct. 4, 2016

The WWE World Champion and his No. 1 contenders stand across the ring from each other five days before their WWE No Mercy Triple Threat Match.

Luckily, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon was happy to arrange just such a test for Styles, putting Ambrose’s guaranteed one-on-one rematch on the shelf (he’ll get it at a later date, according to Shane) in favor of a Triple Threat Match between Styles, a frothing Ambrose and Cena, who returned for the first time since his defeat at SummerSlam to make a play for a potentially record-tying 16th World Championship.

Can AJ Styles cement his status as the new “Face That Runs the Place”? Or is his time up before it even began? Find out on WWE No Mercy, live Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.

For the first time in WWE pay-per-view history, the main event featuring a Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship - WWE World Champion A.J. Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena - will start the show, llve at 8pm ET/5pm PT on WWE Network.

On his first SmackDown LIVE after low-blowing Dean Ambrose out of the WWE World Title, The Phenomenal One proclaimed that, since he’d made good on his promise to become champion, his word was now infallible and that everything he says from here on out should be taken as fact. So, for instance, if he was to claim that he could beat The Lunatic Fringe and John Cena, whom he knocked off at SummerSlam, in the same match, the WWE Universe would just have to take his word for it.

John Cena, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles come face to face to face: SmackDown LIVE, Oct. 4, 2016

The WWE World Champion and his No. 1 contenders stand across the ring from each other five days before their WWE No Mercy Triple Threat Match.

Luckily, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon was happy to arrange just such a test for Styles, putting Ambrose’s guaranteed one-on-one rematch on the shelf (he’ll get it at a later date, according to Shane) in favor of a Triple Threat Match between Styles, a frothing Ambrose and Cena, who returned for the first time since his defeat at SummerSlam to make a play for a potentially record-tying 16th World Championship.

Can AJ Styles cement his status as the new “Face That Runs the Place”? Or is his time up before it even began? Find out on WWE No Mercy, live Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.