AJ Styles Gets Emotional After WWE Raw Goes Off the Air (VIDEO)
Last night on WWE Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles won a fatal four-way match against Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and the returning Cesaro to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In the moment, he was overjoyed — but once the cameras stopped rolling, he got downright emotional.
In this video filmed after Raw went off the air, AJ struggles to hold back tears as he gets one of the biggest receptions of his career from the post-Mania crowd. It looks like he’s going to be a major sentimental favorite going into his title match with Roman Reigns, which could be a problem if WWE still wants Reigns over as the top babyface. But if they plan on turning him heel, I can’t think of many people who it’d be better for him to turn heel against than AJ Styles, who’s just naturally sympathetic as a babyface. Either way, this title match has more intrigue than any other world title match in recent memory. Far more than Reigns taking on Sheamus or HHH again. Hell, this is the most interested I’ve been in a world title match since the Royal Rumble, and the result there seemed pretty obvious even without spoilers. You can watch AJ Styles soak in the superstar reaction by watching the video below:
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