On last night's (Tues. March 20, 2018) episode of SmackDown Live the WWE production team made a pretty hilarious botch on AJ Styles' introductory graphic.
The WWE champion was sitting ringside for his WrestleMania 34 opponent's, Shinsuke Nakamura, match against Rusev. While he wasn't featured on the commentary team, Styles was sitting next to the commentary table taking in the action.
Nakamura picked up the win but was attacked by Rusev and Aiden English after the match was over. Styles looked as if he was going to go in and help Nakamura, but purposely took his time getting ready to get into the ring.
Before Styles could get in the ring, however, Nakamura was able to rally on his own and take on Rusev and English himself. The pair had a backstage altercation later on to hype their WrestleMania match.
Just prior to the match between Nakamura and Rusev actually starting, however, Styles was introduced with a graphic showing he was the WWE Champion. The WWE production truck screwed up, however, as they shoed the picture of the United States Championship instead of the WWE Title:
All WWE-title graphic jokes aside, Styles has a huge task ahead of him come April in New Orleans. He will defend his title against 2018 Men's Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura.
Styles actually almost lost his chance to participate against Nakamura at "The Show Of Shows" when he was forced to defend his title at Fastlane in a Six Pack Challenge match against John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and Baron Corbin.
Luckily Styles was able to retain his title and keep the WWE dream match alive for fans who had been waiting to see this match made official for quite some time.
Nakamura and Styles have met inside the ring in Japan before during their runs in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), but have never gone toe-to-toe on U.S. soil.
It should be interesting to see who emerges victorious with the WWE Title come WrestleMania in New Orleans next month.
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