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WWE Title Match Set For Smackdown - Updated Plans For 2016

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AJ Styles

AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin in a triple threat match on this week’s Wild Card Finals episode of Smackdown Live.

Below is the official match preview:

Following the controversial conclusion to their match on the Dec. 20 episode of SmackDown LIVE, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan declared that both Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin would receive an opportunity at “The Champ that Runs the Camp” in a WWE Championship Match on the SmackDown LIVE Wild Card Finals.

How will Styles adapt to the free-for-all that will completely erase any type of championship advantage? And will Ziggler or Corbin be able to make the most of their opportunity and close out 2016 as the new WWE Champion?

Breaking kayfabe, neither Ziggler not Corbin are considered to be serious threats to the WWE Championship. While those plans could always change, Ziggler was described to us as a stopgap for Styles a couple weeks ago. No word on Corbin but clearly WWE is restarting on him and trying to get more out of him.

This week's Smackdown will emanate live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. We'll have complete coverage here at

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