Last week, Baron Corbin unleashed a post-match ambush on AJ Styles and Tye Dillinger after the two Superstars combatted for the United States Title before forcefully declaring that he would be the one to answer The Phenomenal One’s U.S. Open Challenge tonight.
Styles first riffed on the Kevin Owens/McMahon family situation and, despite having problems of his own with Shane in the past, declared he was supporting Shane and the McMahons wholeheartedly. Styles then gave his thoughts on Corbin, prompting The Lone Wolf to enter the Oracle Arena with purpose, attacking Styles during the ring introductions before the bell could even ring. Corbin’s barrage was only halted when Dillinger hit the scene to jump his foe, returning the favor after being on the receiving end of several blindside attacks from The Lone Wolf in recent weeks.
The Perfect 10’s attack apparently caused Corbin to hurt his leg, leaving The Lone Wolf vulnerable and allowing Styles to apply the excruciating Calf Crusher when Corbin attempted to re-enter the ring. With Corbin tapping furiously, Styles soon broke the hold, leaving Corbin in a heap of pain and without his championship match ever taking place.
When approached by Renee Young for an interview in the backstage area, a furious Corbin vowed to “get even.”