AJ Styles Makes WWE Debut As Surprise Entrant In 2016 Royal Rumble Match

After a lot of rumors and speculation, AJ Styles has finally made his official WWE debut.

“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles turned up as a surprise entrant in this year’s 30-man Royal Rumble match at the WWE pay-per-view event from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Sunday evening.

Styles came into the match as the third entrant. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, who is putting his title on the line in the match this year, joined “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev as the first two entrants in the match, coincidentally enough just one year after the two were the final two entrants remaining in the 2015 Royal Rumble match.

UPDATE: Styles was eventually eliminated by Kevin Owens, who entered the match at number 18 limping to sell his Last Man Standing match with Dean Ambrose, who coincidentally enough came in immediately after him at #19. At #20 was NXT star Sami Zayn, who immediately went after Owens and ultimately eliminated him.

Follow updates throughout the remainder of the Royal Rumble match by following our LIVE WWE Royal Rumble results.

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