The WWE title matchup has been determined for the December 20th TLC pay per view.
Champion Drew McIntyre will be defending the gold against AJ Styles at the event following the Phenomenal One’s victory on this evening’s edition of Monday Night Raw. Styles battled Keith Lee and Riddle in a Sudden Death triple-threat on tonight’s show, where he pinned Riddle to secure his spot as number one contender.
This will be the first time that Styles and McIntyre have faced-off in singles-action, and the first title defense for the Scottish Psychopath since he reclaimed the title from Randy Orton a couple of weeks ago.
WWE has since issued the following press release hyping the TLC showdown:
A Phenomenal challenger awaits Drew McIntyre at WWE TLC, as the WWE Champion will meet AJ Styles with the title on the line.
The King of Claymore Country reclaimed the WWE Title with a grueling win over Randy Orton that began his second reign. McIntyre has prided himself on being a fighting champion, and will now face Styles who’s began his most recent red brand tenure a perfect 6-0. The Phenomenal One earned his WWE Title opportunity with a “Sudden Death” Triple Threat Match win over Keith Lee and Riddle.
What will happen when these two elite Superstars meet in the ring for the first time?
Check out WWE’s social media reaction on Styles victory below.
— WWE (@WWE) December 1, 2020