Kevin Owens challenges United States Champion AJ Styles tonight on SmackDown LIVE
Immediately after the bout, a fuming KO demanded his contractually obligated rematch in a one-on-one battle with Styles tonight on SmackDown LIVE. WWE.com can confirm that the match has been made official.
Styles stunned the WWE Universe several weeks ago when he defeated Owens to capture the title at a Live Event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The celebration was short-lived, as Owens edged Styles to reclaim the Star-Spangled Championship at WWE Battleground.
KO was furious when SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon forced him to defend his title not only against Styles, but his retribution-minded former best friend Jericho, just days after a grueling victory. Owens had planned on taking the night off and bringing back his New Face of America Open Challenge next week, only for his rivals to ruin his plans.
Owens nearly escaped with the title after hitting a Frog Splash on Jericho, but The Phenomenal One took advantage of the Triple Threat environment, tossing Owens out of the ring and pinning Jericho to take the title.
Will Owens be able to reclaim his championship and once again become The New Face of America, or will Styles continue to strive to be a champion America can be proud of? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!