AJ Styles Officially Traded to SmackDown

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During tonight’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Michael Cole revealed AJ Styles has officially changed brands.

As you’ll recall, Styles was announced as part of the Intercontinental Championship tournament this month despite being part of Raw. While walking to the ring tonight, however, commentary confirmed he was traded for “Superstars to be named later.”

This is a change from the initial reason given for his inclusion, which was WWE’s brand invitation.

Styles moving back to SmackDown after WrestleMania had been rumored months back, but this was initially not possible due to family commitments he had on Friday nights. Now, with the shows being pre-taped for the most part, as well as children’s sports not happening, the move became possible.

Watch the announcement below. 

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