We all knew it was going to happen but on SmackDown this week it was made official: AJ Styles will take on Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33. So, why is the WWE doing Styles v. McMahon at WrestleMania?
Well, there are probably many reasons. But the big one is that, according to Cageside Seats, this Shane/Styles feud is going to lead to AJ being sent to RAW after WM 33.
On Figure Four Daily. Bryan Alvarez made this prediction:
“[WWE] has taken AJ Styles off of the SmackDown roster, and they moved him to the alumni area. Now, the big question next week is, will Shane McMahon rehire him? Or are they gonna have a match at Mania, and then AJ Styles is going to sign with Monday Night Raw? This is a very, very important question, because unless they do a trade, which doesn’t make any sense, why would Raw give up somebody if the guy’s been fired? They should be happy to take him and not give anything to SmackDown. Can you imagine this SmackDown roster without AJ Styles?
“The only thing that makes sense if Seth Rollins shows up at WrestleMania — Hunter warned him: ‘do not show up at WrestleMania or it’s gonna be the last thing you ever do in this business. So, Seth has gotta show up at Mania, beat the hell out of Hunter, and then on Raw the next day he’s gotta get fired, and then you move him to SmackDown, AJ moves to Raw, and there’s your even trade.”