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AJ Styles uses stunner to win last night’s WWE SmackDown dark match

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An awesome moment happened when the cameras was off.

It all went down after SmackDown Live, Mixed Match challenge, and 205 Live went off the air in Laredo, TX at the Laredo Energy Arena.

Current WWE Champion AJ Styles and former United States Champion Rusev competed in a KFC Colonel Rumble match, which will likely be featured in an upcoming KFC commercial that will air on network television soon.

The finish of the match saw Styles hit a Stone Cold Stunner to Rusev that launched the SmackDown star over the top rope and to the floor that allowed Styles to win the match for the live crowd who stuck around for the dark match. You can see it here.

Styles made his name known while in TNA Wrestling, now known as Impact Wrestling, from 2002–2013.

While in the promotion, Styles held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice. Also, he was the first holder of the X Division Championship, a title he held six times.

Styles was the first professional wrestler ever to complete the TNA Triple Crown (five times) and the TNA Grand Slam (two times). Styles accomplishments continued from there.

He appeared in Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2002–2006 where he became the first ROH Pure Champion.

In 2014, Styles signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and won his first of two IWGP Heavyweight Championships in his debut match with the company.

Styles first appeared on WWE television in 2002 but turned down a developmental contract he was offered by the company.

He signed a multi-year contract with WWE fourteen years later in January 2016 and made his re-debut at that month's Royal Rumble.

After appearing at his first WrestleMania that April against Chris Jericho, Styles headlined multiple pay-per-view events and won winning WWE Championship at Backlash in September.

He held the title up until 2017's edition of the Royal Rumble in January. Also in 2016. Styles has also won the United States Championship twice.

Styles is slated to defend the WWE Title against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV (pay-per-view) event, which is set to take place on on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.

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