On last week’s episode of SmackDown Live, AJ Styles lost the WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan. As a result, not only did Styles lose his title, but he lost his slot at Survivor Series. Styles was to face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a rematch from last year’s Survivor Series, but Bryan would take on Lesnar instead.
Styles didn’t make an appearance at Survivor Series, and as a result, a WWE record of his was snapped. Cageside Seats tracks which WWE Superstars have wrestled at the most consecutive pay-per-views. The rules for their criteria include that the Superstar had to have wrestled on the main card (kickoff shows don’t count), brand-exclusive PPVs aren’t counted against you, and events like Evolution or Crown Jewel weren’t counted against you either since some people weren’t allowed to compete.
Before Survivor Series, Styles had wrestled at 34-straight PPVs which he was eligible for. He had quite a sizeable lead on his competition, as Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins was in second place with 18. However, that record is now snapped with his absence from Survivor Series. With that being said, this is evidence that Styles has been, arguably, WWE’s most reliable Superstar throughout the three years he has been with the company.