Earlier this week, AJ Styles was pulled from a Fatal 4-Way match meant to crown a new #1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship. He was ultimately replaced by Baron Corbin, who won the match and will face Seth Rollins for the title at Super Showdown next Friday.
The Phenomenal One was interviewed backstage and claimed that he was removed from the bout due to injury, after feeling something “pop” in his lower back. They then seemingly wrote him off television when he was attacked by Corbin.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the injury claim is actually legitimate as Styles is currently listed on WWE’s internal injury report. That being said, it looks like he won’t be out of action for very long, as his timetable for return is only about a month.