Ever since Taker announced on the week before Survivor Series’ episode of SmackDown that he would no longer be defined by WrestleMania, a lot of speculation has been raised about what Taker meant. Although it was expected that AJ Styles would cost the match for team SmackDown Live, prompting Taker to go behind Styles for not having team RAW ‘rest in peace’, the change was tweaked and we had team SmackDown go over team RAW.
Apart from Dean Ambrose and a future match against James Ellsworth, there appears to be no booking plans revealed for AJ Styles, leading to a lot of speculation.
These speculations were fueled by Styles stating in a recent interview that if the WWE Universe wanted to see him face Taker in a match, he would definitely do it. Styles is currently scheduled to face Dean Ambrose in a TLC match at TLC, on the 4th of December, at the American Airlines Center in Miami.
Having Taker return to ‘target’ the weakest link would be him punishing Dean Ambrose, since he was the first person to be eliminated although Styles had his own little part to play in the elimination. Having Taker target Styles’ match would be a way for Taker to deal with both the superstars at once and also give him a possible title run, something similar to Brock’s title run in 2013.
Having Taker go against either Ambrose or Styles would be entertaining and pure gold. However, it is too early to comment on what might go down at the pay per view.
With Ellsworth finally getting the SmackDown contract and beating AJ styles clean on different occasions, along with him being able to generate great reactions from the fans, the WWE might not rush into the possibility of having Taker interfere any time soon.
As always, please treat this report with a pinch of salt, as the bookings keep changing continuously and might drastically change just hours before the pay per view. We will keep you posted.
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