AJ Styles earning the #1 contender position for the United Staes Championship on SmackDown had some people confused – because the general assumption was that, following WrestleMania 33, Styles would get right back into the World Title picture. So, why the US Title play?

Well, according to CageSide Seats, they are doing that to buy some time and let the Randy Orton/Bray Wyatt WWE World Title feud come to its conclusion at Payback in a few weeks.

Once that is done though, you can expect the Phenomenal One to be right back in the title picture!

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