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WWE announces AJ Styles vs. James Ellsworth will kick of SmackDown tonight

It’s been promised for the last two weeks, so some may be skeptical of this announcement, but...

It seems likely this is legit, since they can’t really delay the match until next week, since they already announced Dolph Ziggler’s World title shot against AJ Styles for the Dec. 27 episode. And if does happen, it’s very good news as far as the champ’s health goes, seeing as previous reports indicated he wouldn’t work at all until next Monday’s Madison Square Garden house show.

Excited to see what will likely be the end of the Styles/Ellsworth program? Or just happy the Face That Runs the Place is back?

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