US title match of A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens finished in controversy on SmackDown Live. Backstage, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon guaranteed Kevin Owens to replay at a SummerSlam pay-per view in the future. Owens called for a better referee, and SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan suggested that Shane McMahon himself should be the referee of the Match in SummerSlam.
So, Kevin Owens challenges A. J. Styles for the American Championships in SummerSlam with the SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon as a special guest referee.