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AJ Styles Injury Update

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WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles was unable to compete at last night’s Smackdown because of the left ankle injury that he suffered during the main event of Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view. Dot com wrote an article about the situation that we’ve included below:

WWE World Champion AJ Styles kicked off the show to announce that he would be unable to compete tonight due to an injury suffered at WWE TLC against Dean Ambrose, and thus, his scheduled match with James Ellsworth tonight was cancelled.

Ellsworth arrived, claiming that he thought it was possible that Styles was not competing tonight because he was being “protected” by SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan in fear that Ellsworth would defeat him for the fourth time. However, before Ellsworth could go on too long of a diatribe, he was met by an incredibly disgruntled Ambrose. Still clearly incensed that he cost him the WWE World Title on Sunday, The Lunatic Fringe made a beeline for Ellsworth and dropped him immediately with Dirty Deeds before leaving as soon as he came in.

While originally considered to not be a big deal, Styles was pulled from a live event in Tyler, TX before being removed from his scheduled title defense against James Ellsworth. The walking boot would suggest the injury was more than a minor ankle tweak but we do not have details beyond that at press time.

">@AJStylesOrg... I HAVE YOUR NUMBER!" -

"After all, @AJStylesOrg... I HAVE YOUR NUMBER!" -

— WWE (@WWE) December 7, 2016


— WWE (@WWE)

"After all, @AJStylesOrg... I HAVE YOUR NUMBER!" -

— WWE (@WWE) December 7, 2016

">December 7, 2016

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