An angle to set up the expected Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles match at WrestleMania aired on the Talking Smack show on WWE Network. Hosts Renee Young and Daniel Bryan set up footage that showed Styles arriving backstage following his loss to Randy Orton, and then confronting McMahon. Styles asked if that’s what Shane calls opportunity. Brian “Road Dogg” James got between the two men.
Powell’s POV: WWE is trying their best to make Shane look like the good guy in all of this. In the opening segment of Smackdown, the story told was that Shane sided with Styles deserving the title shot against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, whereas Bryan sided with Randy Orton, which led to the No. 1 contenders match. Try as they might, it’s hard to believe the WrestleMania crowd will root against Styles. John Moore will be by on Wednesday morning with a full report on Talking Smack.