Styles lost to Ellsworth on Smackdown (©Twitter @IStanAJStyles).

AJ Styles will defend the WWE title against James Ellsworth

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For anyone who missed Smackdown tonight, it is important to know that we now live in a world where WWE Champion AJ Styles was beaten by James Ellsworth.

Ellsworth - who was supposed to be Styles' tag team partner several weeks ago before being assaulted by the Miz, was given a non title match against Styles tonight and came out on top.

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Of course, Ellsworth didn't achieve this win on his own, he had a huge helping hand from special guest referee Dean Ambrose.


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Ambrose delivered Dirty Deeds to Styles twice before counting a fast pin for a lifeless Ellsworth to claim victory over the WWE Champion.

As a result, Ellsworth has now been granted a title match on next week's edition of Smackdown.

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How everything transpired on Smackdown tonight to cap off a really bad night for the WWE Champion was actually through a string of bad luck.

It was a classic performance by Ambrose whose highlights included being on phone when Ellsworth tapped out and signing autographs for fans rather than officiating.

Either way, Ellsworth will now be granted a WWE Championship match on Smackdown next week - courtesy of Daniel Bryan.

Ellsworth will not be expected to win and with a regular referee, there is surely no way that Ellsworth will stand a chance against Styles.

But when you have the Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose in the frame, who knows what will happen?

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