Samoa Joe returned on Smackdown Live and decimated AJ Styles, making it clear that he was coming for the title. So it was announced that he will face AJ Styles at WWE Crown Jewel for the WWE Championship.
The match was initially going to be Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles but as Bryan refused to compete at Crown Jewel, the match took place on Smackdown, and the finish was what would have happened at Crown Jewel.
On the latest audio update of PW Insider Elite, Dave Scherer discussed what plans WWE has in store for AJ and Samoa Joe at Crown Jewel. This is what he said:
”Now Joe’s going to take on AJ — you know what’s going to happen there, the same thing that happened everywhere else. If Joe wins the belt then [WWE] has lost their minds and they deserve all the abuse in the world they can get.”
“Because they have to do the title match because that’s how they decided to go forward. They don’t have to change AJ’s title. So if they do that then they’ve lost their minds totally and completely so I don’t think we’re going to see that.
So we will have to wait and see what transpires in the match.