AJ Styles is going to WWE Special Money in the Bank, and Baron Corbin made him earn it. While the main event on Raw clash that decided Seth Rollins’ challenger for the Universal Title wasn’t quite the unstoppable force and the immovable object, AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin was still a dead even confrontation between 2 Superstars who consistently find a way to win, albeit under different circumstances. That AJ Styles prevailed wasn’t exactly a surprise, it’s kind of his thing, but that was somewhat surprising given the way the bout was going.
Fittingly both Superstars continued with the same strategies it won them their respective Triple Threat Matches earlier in the night of RAW, AJ Styles gritted his way through tall odds after suffering an mid match injury, while Baron Corbin exploited whatever weakness he could find by targeting it same injury. Baron Corbin’s size made it impossible to execute the AJ Styles Clash, which took away one of The Phenomenal AJ Style One’s signature weapons, the Lone Wolf didn’t hesitate to capitalize, but an Calf Crusher left the biggest man a step slower, and a Phenomenal Style Forearm sealed the deal.
Perhaps recognizing the magnitude of the Winning and certainly recognizing the magnitude of the challenge ahead of him Seth Freaken Rollins came out for a respectful handshake with his new challenger AJ Stylez that nonetheless had an air of tenseness about that, Respect or otherwise, Seth Rollins worked Very hard to take this house back, it’d be unwise to let AJ Styles start putting his feet up just yet.