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The truth about the 'injury' AJ Styles suffered at WWE live event

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WrestleMania 34 is just around the corner and the WWE Universe is in for some treats in New Orleans.

While bouts like The Undertaker V John Cena and Roman Reigns V Brock Lesnar will intrigue in their own right, there's no doubt that AJ Styles versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship was a dream match for many fans.

After Nakamura won the 2018 Royal Rumble and Styles managed to retain his title in a six-pack challenge at Fastlane, the match is now set in concrete for the Grandest Stage of Them All on April 8.

While the match has survived challengers to Styles' title and John Cena's threat to make their bout a triple-threat match in Louisiana, it appears as though injury nearly scuppered it on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

The WWE held a live event at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday night and that is hallowed turf for the WWE; it's essentially a house they helped build and their original territory.

The company always tries and puts on a special show for the fans at the venue and last year, Styles actually won the U.S. Championship from Kevin Owens.

This time around, Owens and his buddy Sami Zayn attacked Styles before his match and the referee threw up the dreaded 'X' sign, meaning a competitor is legitimately hurt.

Naturally, fans began to panic on social media that their WrestleMania dream match was in doubt, but Styles would emerge later to save Nakamura from the Canadian duo, seemingly ok.

The Styles injury angle appears to have been a work to get the fans invested. The Phenomenal One is said to be fighting fit and ready to face Nakamura in three weeks time.

There's no way the WWE would have let Styles return to the fray if they thought he was even remotely injured and more than that, they wanted to give the fans something a little different at Madison Square Garden.

The 'X' sign was likely all part of a storyline for the night and nothing more. If the WWE releases any details on the 'injury' as they try and build an angle around it - similar to Seth Rollins last year - we'll let you know.

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