Baron Corbin won the United States Title at WWE Hell in a Cell in a Triple Threat Match without pinning the champion … and naturally this was a tough pill to swallow for the former titleholder, AJ Styles. Styles was so fired up that he immediately exercised his rematch clause, setting in motion a major main event matchup on SmackDown LIVE.
The Phenomenal One and The Lone Wolf threw down for the star-spangled championship, creating some highlight reel moments, including Styles sending Corbin soaring across the announcer’s desk with a dynamic dropkick. In the heat of the action, Styles leapt off the ring apron at Corbin, who countered by viciously throwing Styles shoulder-first onto the ground. This made Styles far worse for wear, allowing Corbin to get his nemesis back into the ring and finish him off with the punishing End of Days for the victory.