After weeks of blindside attacks and personal smear campaigns, Bryan and Styles once again fired heavy words at one another, but Bryan did it from ringside, saying he refused to step in the ring with Styles. Bryan then verbally unloaded on Mr. McMahon for creating an environment for “someone like” AJ Styles to become a hero. A noticeably angry Mr. McMahon yelled at Bryan to get in the ring, but The Phenomenal One gave Mr. McMahon a simple alternative: If Bryan wouldn’t come to him, he’d go to Bryan. Styles lunged at Bryan, got his licks in and set up for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Bryan craftily hid behind Mr. McMahon, causing Styles to stop short of the attack. However, that brief hesitation allowed the WWE Champion the space to connect with the Running Knee, laying Styles out and getting the final leg up before their clash on Sunday.