WWE has announced that WWE Champion AJ Styles will be calling out John Cena on tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live in Toledo, OH at the Huntington Center. They will be wrestling each other at Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV. WWE issued the following:
This Sunday, AJ Styles will attempt to defend his WWE Championship against John Cena. However, before that highly-anticipated rematch, WWE.com has learned that “The Champ that Runs the Camp” is planning on calling The Cenation Leader to the ring tonight on SmackDown LIVE. Perhaps Styles simply wants to have a pow-wow with his No.1 contender concerning Shane McMahon’s shocking announcement that the winner of their Royal Rumble showdown will have to defend the WWE Title against five other Superstars in the career-altering Elimination Chamber Match at SmackDown LIVE’s next solo pay-per-view on Feb. 12. Then again, maybe The Phenomenal One is looking to get retribution on Cena for the Attitude Adjustment he suffered last week.
The other segment for the show that has been announced is that Renee Young will interview Mickie James on tonight’s show to talk about why she helped Alexa Bliss retain her SmackDown Women’s Championship last week against Becky Lynch. WWE issued the following:
In an absolutely stunning moment last week, it was revealed that the mysterious La Luchadora, who has been causing so much disruption on SmackDown LIVE, was none other than Mickie James.