Bryan made a match between AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler with major Backlash implications
In case you didn’t hear, “AJ Styles beat up John Cena.” More importantly, AJ Styles beat John Cena, clean as a whistle with no outside help at SummerSlam … and boy, could he not wait to tell literally everyone about it.
One person who didn’t want to hear it, however? Dolph Ziggler. After falling just short against Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship at SummerSlam, Ziggler was in no mood for Styles’ mouth. The two got into two brawls earlier in the night and The Showoff could not resist interrupting The Phenomenal One here as well, attempting to engage in round three as security surrounded him while charging out.
However, before matters could get too out of control between the stars of the New Era, Daniel Bryan came out in an attempt to cool down the situation by separating the two.
Bryan then attempted to give both men what they wanted. He informed Styles that, due to his victory over Cena at SummerSlam, that he was now locked in as the No. 1 Contender for the WWE World Championship at Backlash. However, he would also square off with The Showoff tonight and if Dolph could defeat him, then Ziggler would be inserted into the championship match at Backlash, subsequently making it a Triple Threat Match with it all on the line.