AJ Styles enjoyed a memorable night at WWE Backlash, after he was crowned the new WWE World Champion.
Just eight months after arriving on the scene, AJ Styles has won his first major title with the company, thanks to his pinfall victory over Dean Ambrose at SmackDown LIVE's first official pay-per-view following the brand split.
Styles made his WWE debut back in January, being a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble, and following months of rivalries with the likes of Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, and John Cena, Styles is now the official WWE World Champion.
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However, the match has been covered in controversy following his low-blow to Ambrose whilst the referee was down on the mat.
Styles took advantage of the situation and then delivered the Styles Clash on the champion, which ensured him of the victory.
In the conclusion of the pay-per-view, several members of the WWE roster took to social media to give their thoughts on the title changing hands, with the likes of Luke Gallows, Renee Young, and even Hall of Famer Lita tweeting about the event.
You can see some of the tweets made by the roster below.
The new champion also spoke exclusively to WWE following his victory over Ambrose, and you can see what he had to say in the video below.
Styles' win puts to end Ambrose's title reign, and with portions of the WWE Universe feeling like his time as champion was below-par, it will be interesting to see where the Lunatic Fringe goes from here.
It's well documented that Styles is set for a feud with John Cena over the next few months, which will see the veteran return to the title picture, so questions have been raised about where Ambrose goes from here.
All we do know for sure is that AJ Styles is officially the new face that runs the place.
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