It’s not often a title changes hands at a WWE Live Event. On April 21, 2016, Samoa Joe beat Finn Balor for the NXT title at a Live Event in Lowell, Massachusetts. Edge beat Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental title at a Live Event in Toronto, Ontario on July 24, 1999. And back in 1992, Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart won his first WWE World Championship from Ric Flair at a Live Event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At another one tonight.
BREAKING NEWS: AJ Styles Wins US Championship at WWE Live Event
Just moments ago, AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens at a Smackdown Live Event at Madison Square Garden in New York City to become the brand new WWE United States Champion. This marks Styles’ second major title in the WWE in just over a year, following his lengthy run as WWE Champion in 2016.
— WWE (@WWE) July 8, 2017
— james mckenna (@chillhartman) July 8, 2017
@AJStylesOrg just won the US Title over KO at MSG!!!
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) July 8, 2017
— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) July 8, 2017