AJ Styles and Kevin Owens agreed to a high-stakes matchup for later in the night
After AJ Styles retained the United States Title in an action-packed melee against Kevin Owens at SummerSlam with special guest referee Shane McMahon doing his best to call it right down the middle, both Owens and Styles were right back in each other’s face tonight on SmackDown LIVE.
KO, believing he was robbed of a victory following a controversial call by Shane-O-Mac, demanded a rematch tonight. Although Shane didn’t believe Owens was deserving of another chance, The Phenomenal One was ready to oblige. Feeling liberated, KO also demanded that he choose the referee, another concession the ever-confident Styles was willing to make.
Shane-O-Mac agreed under one condition: If Owens loses tonight, this would be his last opportunity at the United States Title for as long as Styles was champion.
Your move, Owens.