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AJ Styles eliminated from Royal Rumble by Kevin Owens, perhaps setting up his first WWE feud

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The Phenomenal One's initial match in WWE was monumental, but it didn't end in victory.

AJ Styles survived for more than 20 minutes in the Royal Rumble match in Orlando's Amway Center tonight. The crowd was on his side throughout, and they were especially enthused to see the former TNA and IWGP champ square off with Kevin Owens.

Screaming, "Welcome to WWE!" Owens sent AJ flying over the top rope, out of the ring, and out of the match - and with it, contention for the main event at WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight champion.

But it's possible Styles gained a feud for what will be his first Mania, this April in North Texas. A program between AJ and KO will please a lot of hardcore fans, and in a way that may distract them from the fact that they're not getting other dream matches like Owens vs. Brock Lesnar, or Styles in the main event scene.

Are you interested in more Styles vs. Owens? Do you even think they're going that way? What would you rather see?

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