WWE announced on RAW last night that AJ Styles will face James Ellsworth for the WWE World Championship in the main event of tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live! broadcast. There was some concern that Styles would not be able to wrestle tonight after he was given time off this past week due to an ankle injury he suffered during a ladder match with Dean Ambrose at the WWE TLC pay-per-view event.
The Styles vs. Ellsworth WWE World Championship match was originally scheduled to take place on last week’s SmackDown Live! broadcast but was postponed after Styles’ injury was discovered.