Tonight during the SmackDown Live broadcast a new showdown was confirmed for the biggest event of the summer. At SummerSlam, Samoa Joe will face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.
“The Phenomenal One” was unchallenged after his last defense against Rusev, so in this week’s program, he waited to know the name of the superstar who would face him in SummerSlam. In the first instance was James Ellsworth who tried to sign the contract that guaranteed the opportunity, but ended up being Samoa Joe who took the opportunity to attack his next opponent and put his name on the paper, guaranteeing the match for the title.
In this way, two old acquaintances will cross for the first time in a WWE ring from the arrival of both to the company, being also the first opportunity for Joe for the maximum championship of the blue mark. It is worth mentioning that during his instance in Raw, the now challenger had the opportunity to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship, although he ended up falling defeated. On the other hand, Styles will seek to retain the title and continue accumulating successful defenses. So far, the champion has defended the championship on 9 different occasions and has a reign of 260 days.
SummerSlam will take place on Sunday, November 19 from the district of Brooklyn, New York. The confirmation of this encounter adds to a full card of important matches of both Raw and SmackDown, including the defense of Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns or the tag team championship defense of The Bludgeon Brothers.