Written by Chris Sicoli
AJ Styles versus Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania is a match no one asked for. It was on no one’s dream list. A lot of fans even think its a waste of AJ Styles at the biggest show of the year. I think it’ll be AJ Styles’ toughest challenge to date and has the chance to cement his place in history.
When you think of AJ Styles, you think of his matches. Everyone knows he can wrestle, but can he SPORTS ENTERTAIN? That’s what this Shane McMahon match will prove. Shane McMahon matches are quintessential sports entertainment; they’re chaotic, messy, and rely on a ton of gimmicks. We all know AJ Styles would excel and have a show-stealing match against any wrestler on the roster, but can he have a show-stealing match with a stunt dummy?
Legendary wrestlers like Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, and Undertaker have all had memorable bouts with Shane McMahon. They’re also all Hall of Fame caliber performers. I truly believe if AJ Styles has a fun, memorable match with Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania it’ll help solidify him as one of the greatest ever. I argue that THIS is his chance to truly shine in the eyes of both Vince McMahon and the WWE Universe. It won’t be the match he’s remembered for, but it’ll be the one that proved whether he could do it all.
I think AJ has what it takes to make this one worth talking about the next day. Shane is willing to take a beating and AJ is willing to dish one out. Shane will get some licks in but I expect AJ to win in brutal fashion. Don’t miss this one.