AJ Styles to Defend WWE Championship Against Daniel Bryan TONIGHT on Smackdown Live

Per the order of Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon, WWE Champion AJ Styles will defend his title TONIGHT on Smackdown Live, just five days before he is set to face the “Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.

The match was made after Daniel Bryan interrupted a show-opening promo between Styles and Paul Heyman, eventually attacking the champion and engaging in a tense brawl that had to be broken up by about a dozen security guards and backstage agents.

There has been talk that WWE may put the title on Bryan seemingly out of nowhere, due to their need for a new , exciting main event at this weekend’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, as Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has been officially ruled out after suffering an injury on Raw.