Since AJ Styles lost his WWE Championship belt to John Cena at the Royal Rumble back in January, it has been rumored that Styles may face off against Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania on April 3rd.
This is my opinion on why this match is not worth a Wrestlemania match:
Since the beginning of 2016, Styles has made wrestling headlines, from Japan to America. The day Styles debuted at the Royal Rumble, you could tell that his name was hyped for a reason.
Throughout all of 2016, Styles went against the very best in the business. These names included Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and John Cena. Styles even won the WWE Championship from Ambrose, and held it for over four months, before losing it to Cena.
Now, what has Shane been doing this year? He returned at the beginning of 2016, and was put into a match at Wrestlemania 32 against the Undertaker, who defeated him in a Hell in a Cell match.
Afterwards, Shane was named general manager of Raw, until he was eventually put as the commissioner of Smackdown Live. So, if you see it in a perfect view, Shane has done nothing worthy to face Styles at Wrestlemania 33.
The WWE could make a huge match happen. Styles can face Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship, or he can face Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Styles can even face someone from Raw, such as Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins or Kevin Owens. He can even face Chris Jericho in a Wrestlemania rematch from last year, this time for Jericho’s United States Championship title.
But, if you put someone like Styles, who has had one of the greatest years in WWE History, against someone with zero momentum and hype like McMahon, you have a match that is destined to not be a memorable match for Styles, or the WWE Universe.