AJ Styles cuts a fantastic impersonation of Stone Cold Steve Austin whilst attacking Daniel Bryan

AJ Styles

Last nights SmackDown Live saw the rivalry between WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles continue to heat up.

Styles is fighting to regain his title after Bryan low-blowed his way to victory on the episode before Survivor Series in November, and lost out at TLC last month in his rematch.

A Fatal Five-Way victory though guaranteed him another shot at the Royal Rumble, and last night he counteracted Bryan's concession stand promo from the week previous to give the fans what they wanted - free merchandise.

That rattled the opposer to consumerism Bryan, but he ended up going through a table during their concourse brawl, and humiliated in the process after being covered in mustard.

But the two's squabbles continued last night longer after SmackDown had finished.

There's a lot of empty seats in the background, but AJ entertained the fans that remained for 205 Live after he had defeated Bryan in a dark match by disqualification.

Bryan reportedly talked smack about the Alabama college football team losing to Clemson in the National Championship, and with SmackDown being in Birmingham, Alabama last night, the WWE Universe did not take it too well.

AJ Styles laid Daniel Bryan out with a Phenomenal Forearm after SmackDown went off the air.

So Styles laid Bryan out for his troubles, and pulled out his best Stone Cold impersonation.

AJ asked the remaining fans; "If you wanna see me give Daniel Bryan a Phenomenal Forearm give me a hell yeah," and the crowd absolutely ate it up.

And after sending Bryan to the mat once again, AJ copied Stone Cold's famous beer celebrations - but with bottles of water instead as this is the PG Era of course, only Stone Cold is allowed to drink beer in the ring.

It does show why AJ is the face of SmackDown and why Vince McMahon trusted him to have a year-long reign with the WWE title.

If only we could see the more hilarious side to AJ, and other characters for that matter, on television instead of it being behind closed doors.

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