A dream match made into a reality. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between AJ Styles and John Cena from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in 2016.
You can see the match in its entirety below:
Cena, competing in his first match back after a seven-month layoff, couldn’t find an answer for Styles’ offense. If Cena launched Styles in the air, AJ landed on his feet. When Cena went for a superplex, Styles slipped out of his grasp and dropped Cena neck-first on the top rope.
The first pivotal moment of the match came when Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, only to be snatched out of the air by Cena, who immediately went for an Attitude Adjustment. Before he could connect, though, Styles slid out of his hands, rolled through with impossible dexterity and locked in a Calf Crusher. Cena eventually reached the ropes, but those moments he spent locked in the debilitating submission clearly took a lot out of the tenacious Superstar.
Things got gritty from there as Cena connected with the AA on Styles, only for AJ to kick out at two. Moments later, Styles hit the Styles Clash, but Cena somehow powered out of the ensuing pinfall. At that point, it was clear that you’d have to hit one of these guys with a Buick if you were going to win on sheer force alone.
The two Superstars began to throw everything but the kitchen sink at one another until Styles again ended up in the AA. Cena scored, but the referee had gone down in the ensuing mayhem. That’s when The Club struck.
Anderson and Gallows rushed the ring, snatched Cena up in the air and absolutely obliterated him with their Magic Killer maneuver. Styles’ cronies then dragged his body on top of Cena and fled the scene. A few seconds later, the ref reappeared, counted three and gave the victory in this dream match to AJ Styles.
I still remember this match and remember the feelings of excitement that I had during that time. The idea of The Phenomenal One in a WWE ring was still relatively new at the time and still had that “new car smell” to it. Seeing two of my favorite performers from different promotions finally locking it up was awesome and led to a new era of professional wrestling that has carried over into today.
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