With the opportunity to pick the ever-important stipulation for their WWE Title bout at WWE Money in the Bank, WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura collided for the first time ever on SmackDown LIVE, carrying on their bitter rivalry.
Knowing each other so well, both Superstars found their offense in spurts, trading stiff strikes and brawling all over the ring. After Nakamura drilled The Phenomenal One with an expertly placed knee, The King of Strong Style grounded Styles and wore him down for several minutes. A fired-up Styles fought back, cracking The King of Strong Style with several stinging blows.
Nakamura evaded the Phenomenal Forearm, and Styles almost hit the official in the process. With the referee’s back turned, WWE’s Rockstar began to act as though Styles had nailed him with a low blow. Due to the history between the two Superstars, the official began to question Styles, causing AJ to lose focus for just a brief moment and allowing Nakamura to land a back suplex and a ring-rattling Kinshasa for the win and the opportunity to choose the stipulation for the WWE Championship Match at WWE Money in the Bank.
What stipulation will Nakamura choose?