Who AJ Styles wants to feud with on SmackDown LIVE after Shinsuke Nakamura

  • Raza Kazi
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As soon as Shinsuke Nakamura was called up to SmackDown LIVE the night after WrestleMania 33, fans instantly knew which storyline they wanted to see.

The King of Strong Style was bound to face off against AJ Styles at some point.

MONEY IN THE BANK

WWE didn't give it away easily, though. While they did drop a massive tease during last year's Money in the Bank event, their current storyline kicked off as soon as Nakamura won the Royal Rumble and The Phenomenal One left Fastlane with his WWE Championship intact.

With fans expecting to see something similar to their clash at Wrestle Kingdom under the NJPW banner, the majority have been left slightly disappointed at how it has all unfolded.

Some are calling it a long-winded rivalry, others aren't pleased with their matches failing to live up to expectations while some aren't too fond of the constant low blows and inconclusive finishes.

With a last man standing stipulation booked for Money in the Bank next week, fans are hoping that the storyline can end - but advertisements over the summer have suggested their rivalry could continue.

However, fans are still looking past Nakamura to see who else Styles could feud with on the blue brand, especially since the rumours were false and the reigning WWE Champion remained a part of the Tuesday night show following the Superstar Shake-up.

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Naturally, a feud against Daniel Bryan will perhaps be a top priority for WWE fans now that he has been cleared, but Styles recently revealed as part of a conference call that he has two other big names in mind.

DREAM FEUDS

He revealed that he expects to face Samoa Joe sooner or later, while stating his desire to have an actual feud with Randy Orton, as opposed to the one match they have had currently.

He said: "There are guys I have yet to be in the ring with.

"Of course, there’s Samoa Joe. He’s on the SmackDown roster now so I’m assuming some time or another that’s going to happen. Also, I’ve only really wrestled Randy Orton one time, so I can see that happening again.

"But I would say, right now, SmackDown is easily the toughest roster, so there are many match-ups that I’d like to be a part of that certainly can happen now."

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Joe already revealed on SmackDown that he could be coming for Styles or Nakamura, and its proven to go down well with fans when that huge tease was dropped that their TNA days could be revisited on SmackDown.

Along with this, Styles has always had plenty of praise for The Viper. 

If Orton was to turn heel at some stage and return to his dastardly ways, then it could be a feud the fans get invested in once the Nakamura chapter is in the books.

What do you make of AJ Styles wanting to feud with Samoa Joe and Randy Orton? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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