AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose announced for Smackdown next week

Daniel Bryan announced on last night’s “Talking Smack” on the WWE Network that WWE World Champion AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose would take place on next week’s Smackdown Live. Bryan noted that if Ambrose wins he will become the new No. 1 contender.

James Ellsworth on working with AJ Styles

Nick Hausman passed along a recap of an interview with James Ellsworth on Eric Bischoff’s “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast talking about working with AJ Styles the last two weeks on Smackdown Live and his interactions with Vince McMahon backstage.

On working with AJ Styles in WWE:

“He’s, in my humble opinion, he’s the best in the world. It was an honor and a pleasure and all the nice things you can say about a guy. He was amazing..”

His interactions with Vince McMahon backstage:

“Yesterday after the match I got to walk up and shake his hand and he told me, ‘Good job.’ From him it means the world. I have so much respect for him. He’s the number one guy in the business and has been for a long time. I never expected to even have a conversation with him, ever. For him to just look me in the eye and tell me, ‘Good job,’ that’s the most overwhelming thing to me. For sure.”


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