AJ Styles def. Shelton Benjamin
Looking to continue his winning ways after claiming a monumental victory over Daniel Bryan last week (albeit with an assist by The Miz), Shelton Benjamin squared off with AJ Styles in a thriller on SmackDown LIVE.
With The Miz and Bryan both on commentary speaking about The Beard’s upcoming WWE Championship Match against Styles as well as their ongoing issues, all eyes were on Styles to see if he could quell the surging Shelton. The Phenomenal One and Benjamin captivated the WWE Universe with a match that had everything from technical mastery to awe-inspiring aerial attacks.
Benjamin applied pressure, but Styles wore Benjamin down with the Calf Crusher and soared through the skies to crack his opponent with the Phenomenal Forearm for the win as The “Yes!” Man approvingly applauded from ringside.