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AJ Styles appearance set for WWE NXT


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A main roster star is set to appear on NXT this Tuesday night.

During tonight's Raw, it was announced that AJ Styles would be on Tuesday's NXT. The appearance was set up by a video that NXT's Grayson Waller posted on social media over the weekend.

In the video, Waller said The Miz should have better Miz TV guests than Styles. Waller said he loved Styles when he was a kid, but Styles is hanging on a bit too long in his career. Waller mocked Styles' haircut and called him out for riding Omos' coattails. Waller continued to mock Styles by putting on his sunglasses and calling himself "The Phenomenal Grayson Waller."

Styles tweeted in response to Waller: "Someone get this kid a clue…"

Waller tweeted after it was announced that Styles would be on Tuesday's NXT: "Did I hear that right? @AJStylesOrg wants to come to my house at @WWENXT? Just make sure you wipe your feet on the way in #WWERaw"

In the main event segment of NXT two weeks ago, Waller attacked Johnny Gargano as Gargano was addressing his future. Waller laid out LA Knight in the parking lot on last week's show.

Styles' tag team with Omos officially came to an end on Raw tonight following dissension between them. Omos refused to tag in, leading to him and Styles losing to Rey & Dominik Mysterio. Styles fought with Omos after the match, but Omos gave Styles a press slam as he was going for the Phenomenal Forearm.

Styles previously made an appearance on NXT during the build to Survivor Series 2019, teaming with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson against Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee & Riddle.

Here's the updated lineup for Tuesday's NXT:

  • Street fight: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai
  • Pete Dunne vs. Tony D'Angelo
  • Dexter Lumis vs. Trick Williams
  • Von Wagner in action
  • The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake)
  • AJ Styles appears