Too sweet. WWE has posted a new video to their YouTube Channel, in which they show the full match between “The Demon” Finn Balor vs. AJ Styles from TLC 2017.
You can see the video in its entirety below:
The Demon has one of the more spotless records in WWE — Bálor’s alter-ego has only been defeated one time, and never on WWE TV. But Styles, who traveled 18 hours from SmackDown LIVE’s tour of South America to cross-brand battle lines and compete at WWE TLC, clearly had no intention of being another foregone casualty of the first-ever Universal Champion. As such, The Phenomenal One wasn’t just unfazed by Bálor’s otherworldly presence, he gave The Demon more of a fight than, perhaps, he was expecting.
Styles repaid Bálor’s hesitation by double-legging him over the announce table, but The Demon was almost at full-pitch at this point, and there was little The Phenomenal One could do to stop him. He did slow him down with a top-rope Pele Kick and hurricanrana, but a missed 450 Splash opened the door for Bálor to rocket Styles across the ring with a running dropkick and close the door with an incredible Coup de Grâce.
This match was awesome. A couple of years prior to this match, it was merely a fantasy that existed in the minds of WWE fans all around the world. To see it become a reality is a testament to how the landscape and priorities of WWE have changed for the better. I hope that we see these two go at it again in the future because it will never dissapoint.
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