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AJ STYLES UPDATE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-19 13:31:00

WWE champion AJ Styles only made one appearance over the weekend, working briefly at Madison Square Garden where he saved Shinsuke Nakamura from an attack by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.  Styles was slated to work as Nakamura's tag team partner, but Owens and Zayn attacked the pair and injured Styles with several chairshots before the bell. 

Styles did not work any Smackdown Live touring events the remainder of the weekend.   Instead, Nakamura teamed with Randy Orton against Zayn and Owens.

PWInsider.com can confirm Styles is dealing with an injury, although we have not confirmed the nature of the issue.   Styles is backstage at Raw in Dallas today to be looked over by WWE medical staff, we are told.

Styles is slated to defend the WWE championship against Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania 34 on 4/8 in New Orleans, a match Styles personally pushed for.  The two had a fantastic match several years ago at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom.  The match was teased during the last year's Money in the Bank PPV.

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