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AJ Styles removed from all WWE Live Events until after Christmas


WWE again promoted and then delayed an AJ Styles vs. James Ellsworth match on the Dec. 13 SmackDown, the second time they’ve done so since the World champ suffered a “minor ankle injury” at the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) on Dec. 4.

Styles was also taken off house shows last weekend to give him a chance to rest and rehab his ankle.

It appears he’s going to need some more time.

SEScoops reported a short time ago that WWE has pulled the champ who runs the camp from all live events for the next week and a half. He’s set to return at the Dec. 26 Madison Square Garden house show, where he defends against John Cena and Dean Ambrose. A televised title bout with Dolph Ziggler was set-up for Dec. 27 on the most recent SmackDown.

Missing the better part of a month is a bummer, but if that’s what it takes to get one of the best wrestlers in the world back to 100%...

It’s also the latest positive sign for how highly regarded AJ is with the powers-that-be that they’re writing storylines around the injury in order to not only keep the belt on him, but keep him on television while he heals.

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