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Mark Henry Reacts To AJ Styles Faking His Retirement

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In the main event segment of last night’s SmackDown, AJ Styles came out to the ring and said he can’t go to the back of line at this point in his life to get another shot at Cody Rhodes for the WWE Championship. Styles got emotional while talking about banging up his body for over 20 years.

Styles said his son graduated high school this week and he was there for the party, and he realized how many of these he has missed. He said maybe it’s time to stay home and be The Phenomenal Father. He called Gallows & Anderson and said he couldn’t have done it without them. They did the Too Sweet one last time and hugged.

AJ said he whispered something in Cody’s ear backstage and it was if he wouldn’t mind coming out to the ring when he calls him and AJ called him out. Styles told Rhodes that he had one of the best matches of his career at Backlash, and if he’s going to go out then that should be one of his last matches. AJ said this is still the house that AJ Styles built and he wants to hand the keys to Cody.

Cody got emotional and thanked AJ for being a big bro. They shook hands and hugged. Cody raised AJ’s hand, but AJ attacked Cody. Gallows & Anderson stopped the referees from interfering, as AJ hit Rhodes with the Styles Clash from the top of the steel ring steps on to the floor to end the show.

You can watch it below:

AJ pulled a trick out of Mark Henry’s playbook from 2013.

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Henry tweeted the following about it:

“…..well done AJ”

Henry also trended on Twitter after SmackDown. He tweeted:

“Nice to trend without wrestling!”

Cody’s wife Brandi Rhodes tweeted:

“That was hoe activities… with hoe tendencies. Damn it Styles.”

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