AJ Styles vs John Cena (6-19-2016)

AJ Styles vs John Cena (6-19-2016)

AJ Styles vs John Cena
****1/4

June 19, 2016
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
WWE Money in the Bank

This was the setup for their SummerSlam rematch, and they did a great job telling a story, having a great match, and leaving us wanting more. AJ Styles was great again here, but so was John Cena.

It started somewhat slow, but the crowd was into it as they are for every Cena match. Some good wrestling early on that Styles got the better of, which frustrated Cena. Styles took a hard bump when he missed a dive outside the ring, and later there was a mildly blown spot when he failed to powerbomb Cena as he came off the top rope. Other than that, this was well done.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson interfered after a ref bump, leading to Styles getting a cheap win. The announcers told the story how this ruined the dream match, which planted the seeds for the SummerSlam rematch two months later (which was even better).

This match can only be seen on the WWE Network, but here’s a clip:

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