The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE Crown Jewel PPV event:
WWE Championship match: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe:
Styles has control early with heavy shots to Joe. Some big leg kicks from Styles. Styles is really focusing on Joe’s leg. Joe fires back with a chest chop now. Styles right back at him with a shot to the head. Joe rolls out the ring, and Styles follows only to be tossed into the time keeper’s area. Joe gets back into the ring but hits Styles with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Joe gets a two count. Styles back in control and tosses Joe to a corner. Joe reverses and tosses Styles into the corner for a flying kick and a two count.
Styles showing some fight, hitting Joe with elbows, but a huge chop from Joe knocks Styles back to the canvas. Joe grinding away at Styles now on the canvas. Styles getting back to his feet and fighting back. They exchange elbows, but Joe eats a kick that knocks both men to the ground. Back to their feet, Styles and Joe exchange again. Styles going for the Styles Clash but Joe moves out. Styles hits a Moonsault Scorpion Death Drop for a two count and Joe rolls out the ring.
Styles jumps out the ring and hits Joe with a forearm before tossing him back in the ring. Styles going for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Joe moves and hits a running power slam for a two count. Styles out of a suplex attempt from Joe, and hits a leg kick. A huge clothesline from Joe is good for a two count. Styles looking for the Calf Crusher now and locks it in. Joe forces the break with the rope grab, a roll-up pin attempt from Styles lands him in the Coquina Clutch.
Styles counters by attacking Joe’s injured leg and he’s free. Calf Crusher attempt from Styles again is foiled, but he gets a Pele Kick that knocks Joe down. Phenomenal Forearm lands for Styles and he gets the three count and the win.
Winner AND STILL WWE Champion: AJ Styles
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