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AJ Styles achieves the unthinkable at Backlash

AJ Styles achieves the unthinkable at Backlash

2016 is a weird year.

I'm just going to say it. What has happened in wrestling this year is so unlike anything we ever thought would happen, especially in WWE. The likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Kota Ibushi, Bobby Roode, Eric Young and Zack Sabre Jr. have entered WWE or NXT rings. Shinsuke Nakamura won the NXT title. Finn Balor and Kevin Owens became the first two Universal champions. But nothing compared to what happened Sunday night at Backlash, when AJ Styles finally won the WWE title.

Yes, in Richmond, Va., AJ Styles outlasted Dean Ambrose in a long battle, though his win was not without some controversy. The two battled in and out of the ring for over a half-hour. Throughout...