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Chris Jericho says he got the Styles Clash unbanned in the WWE

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There was a lot of understandable excitement when AJ Styles was revealed as the third entrant in this year’s Royal Rumble, finally making the jump to the WWE which many thought would never happen.

First, it was Sting, and when The Icon arrived it definitely opened up the doors for other big-name stars to make the move and Styles capitalised on that wonderfully

INCREDIBLE YEAR

His rise to the top of the company has been nothing short of incredible.

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He's gone from making his debut in January, to competing at WrestleMania against Chris Jericho, having a great feud with Roman Reigns, defeating John Cena at SummerSlam and now becoming the WWE Champion on SmackDown Live.

He’s barely been in the company for a year, and he’s achieved something many will probably never achieve in their entire careers.

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One of the exciting things Styles brings with him wherever he goes is his Styles Clash. The Belly-to-back inverted mat slam became synonymous with Styles over the years, but at one stage it looked as if we wouldn’t be witnessing it on WWE television.

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The reason for this has been revealed by Chris Jericho on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast earlier this week. Jericho claimed that the Styles Clash was actually banned by the company when Styles arrive, which is strange as it’s the same manoeuvre Michelle McCool used when she was competing.

UNBANNING THE STYLES CLASH

Obviously, the WWE are now stricter than ever when it comes to high-risk moves, but Jericho says he played a part in the company allowing Styles to perform the move, and how pleased he was that the Phenomenal One was finally a part of the organisation.

He said: “It’s a cool feeling whenever you see guys that have worked long and hard to kind of achieve their goal, and obviously AJ coming in was a no-brainer.

“My favourite thing about AJ was that it started basically with me. I kind of helped him cut his teeth in the WWE, helped him get his finish unbanned.

“I mean the Styles Clash was banned when he first came in and I kind of helped him unlock that so he could start using it, so all of that stuff, I kind of take an extra special pride in seeing him.”

Jericho was obviously referring to Styles’ first big feud in the WWE, when Jericho turned heel by attacking his partner to set up their WrestleMania match.

What do you make of the fact that Chris Jericho got the Styles Clash unbanned? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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Chris Jericho
AJ Styles
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