Early on in Sunday's free kickoff show for the Clash of Champions pay-per-view, WWE announced the two matches that would take place before the show officially got underway. The first was a Cruiserweight Championship match between Drew Gulak, Humberto Carrillo and Lince Dorado, which didn't come as much of a surprise given how the Cruiserweight title rarely makes the main card. But the second match turned out to be a shocker — United States Champion AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander.
Many fans weren't happy with the news, given Styles' status as a main event player on Raw and multi-time former WWE Champion.
And your #WWEClash of Champions #Kickoff matches are...— WWE (@WWE) September 15, 2019
🇺🇲@AJStylesOrg vs. @CedricAlexander for the #USTitle!
💜@DrewGulak vs. @humberto_wwe vs. @LuchadorLD for the #Cruiserweight Title! pic.twitter.com/wxPeBOvw97
Check out some of the fans' reactions below.
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THIS MAN AJ STYLES ON THE KICKOFF?! pic.twitter.com/e5o6UhpDFu— Tommy (@dragosnightwing) September 15, 2019
What the hell ? Aj styles on the kick of show😂 pic.twitter.com/2BGhr0YgPF— 🇿🇦Thapelo🇿🇦 (@Thapelo__RSA) September 15, 2019
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AJ Styles on the kick off show? pic.twitter.com/af7DGDvOnN— Nigel Margett (@Nigel_The_Ram) September 15, 2019
AJ Styles on the Kick-Off... pic.twitter.com/QhEA0NmxKw— José (@JoseM_84) September 15, 2019