Last Tuesday on Smackdown Live, Daniel Bryan won the WWE Championship and turned heel in a shocking turn of events. With that being said, Daniel Bryan will now face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in a RAW vs SDL Champion vs Champion match. Although it is rumored that Lesnar will be holding the Universal Title again until Wrestlemania, Dave Meltzer reported that somehow, AJ Styles is the leading thought in creative to face Lesnar.
This is a weird option logistically because AJ is a Smackdown superstar meaning he would have to be traded to RAW to take the title off of Lesnar. Regardless, Meltzer reported that the leading candidates are Strowman, Bryan, McIntyre, and AJ.
“There’s nobody to bring back from the past so if you’re going to put anyone with Lesnar I mean there’s not a lot of options really when you think about it. There’s Strowman but I was told it wasn’t going to be Strowman. There’s McIntyre, there’s AJ, probably not Bryan unless Bryan beats him and then they can do him again. They can always take somebody out of nowhere but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of options for that spot so AJ does seem pretty viable for it.”
Obviously nothing is set in stone by this report, but Meltzer does claim that backstage reports say Strowman isn’t likely after all and AJ really fits the mold.
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