Finn Bálor was set to unleash his Demon against the supernatural. Now, he must instead contend with the Phenomenal.
The first-ever Universal Champion was originally set to add another chapter to his escalating, macabre rivalry with Bray Wyatt by pitting The Demon against Sister Abigail at WWE TLC. But, with The Reaper of Souls side-lined for medical reasons, SmackDown LIVE’s AJ Styles has agreed to cross the battle lines and fight The Demon instead.
The WWE Universe had speculated on eventually seeing this bout, given that Bálor and The Phenomenal One briefly crossed paths in Japan before coming to WWE. It is a dream match in every sense of the term, but given Bálor’s mastery of both the mat and mind games, it’s quite possible that it will turn to a nightmare for Styles in short order. Now, these two passing ships are finally set on their collision course, and WWE may never be the same once the dust settles.
Prediction: Finn Bálor