Due to winning a Fatal Fiveway match on SmackDown Live this past Tuesday, AJ Styles gets a WWE Championship shot against the "New" Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble. Their bout at TLC was a killer outing that was among the top matches of the year, in my opinion. That wasn't surprising considering these are two of the very best in-ring workers in the world, and have been for a long time, as it had the story, the build up, the selling, they tied it in with the previous matches they'd worked together and Bryan won clean while still coming off like the douchebag heel his character is. If they're given the time, I have little doubt they could have another bout on the same level at the Royal Rumble. I don't see Styles regaining the title, I don't see Bryan dropping the title until WrestleMania, at the earliest, and the interaction between Styles and Vince McMahon is interesting and whatever the goal for that angle is, that's where I see Styles' attention being focused. I don't think this match ends clean as it's been established already that both men can beat the other cleanly, so I could see someone like Orton interfering, since Orton was the one Styles pinned this past Tuesday to earn the #1 contendership in the first place, or maybe Vince himself does something to cause Styles to lose so he can bring out the "real" AJ Styles.