AJ Styles had a huge WWE record snapped this past Sunday at Survivor Series.
Styles lost the WWE Championship on the go-home episode of SmackDown Live when Daniel Bryan turned heel and courtesy of a low blow followed by a running knee captured the championship gold. As a result, Bryan replaced Styles at Survivor Series and went on to wrestle Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a classic Champion vs. Champion match.
The Phenomenal One didn’t appear at Survivor Series which led to his incredible WWE record being snapped.
Cageside Seats keeps track of Superstars who have wrestled at the most consecutive pay-per-view events. In order to be on the list, the Superstar must wrestle on the main card (pre-shows/kickoff shows don’t count), brand-exclusive PPVs aren’t taken into account and neither are special events like Evolution and Crown Jewel where some wrestlers (especially women) aren’t allowed to compete.
Prior to November 18, Styles was on an incredible run, having wrestled at 34 straight pay-per-view events. Reigning Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins comes second with 18 straight PPVs.
Styles’ absence from Survivor Series has resulted in his record being snapped which means P1 will have to start afresh if he wishes to break his own streak.
Styles held the WWE Championship for 371 days before dropping it to heel Bryan. The WWE Universe was eager to see The Phenomenal One wrestling The Beast at Survivor Series for the second year in a row with the WWE Champion reigning supreme this time given the fact that Vince McMahon enjoys 50/50 booking so that no opponent/Superstar gets over in the long run.
Styles’ PPV record proves that he has (hands-down) been WWE’s most reliable Superstar in all of RAW and SmackDown throughout the 3 years he has been with Vince McMahon’s promotion.