AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho Announced for WWE WrestleMania 32

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIMarch 29, 2016

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 22: TNA Wrestler 'The Phenomenal'AJ Styles attends Dove Awards Press Conference at Georgian Terrace Hotel - Livingston on February 22, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)
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It'll be Styles-Jericho IV on Sunday.

The rivalry between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho will culminate at WrestleMania 32, where the two will lock horns on the grandest stage of them all at AT&T Stadium.

Styles was ringside for Jericho's match with Zack Ryder on WWE Monday Night Raw in hopes of getting Jericho to accept his challenge for the Showcase of the Immortals. Thanks to Styles' distractions, Ryder was able to roll up Jericho for the three-count, sending Jericho into a frenzy.

That led to Jericho accepting Styles' challenge.

Since Styles made his Raw debut Jan. 25, he and Jericho have been joined at the hip in a two-plus-monthlong program that has taken an intriguing turn each time the two stars have gotten into the ring.

Styles defeated Jericho in his network television debut before the self-proclaimed best in the world evened the score Feb. 11 on SmackDown. The two had a rubber match at Fastlane, with The Phenomenal One forcing Jericho to tap out to the Calf Crusher.

After their three-match feud, Jericho and Styles embarked on a mini-journey as tag team partners, which included a match against The New Day for the WWE tag team titles on the March 7 episode of Raw. The newly formed Y2AJ tandem didn't last long, as Jericho and Styles lost to The New Day, and Jericho turned on Styles after the match.

The following weeks involved Jericho voicing his displeasure toward the WWE Universe for chanting Styles' name rather than his own. Jericho also spent that time pandering to the crowd by chanting his name in a mocking fashion.

During Styles' match with Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens on March 21, Jericho interfered, distracting Styles by chanting his name and allowing Owens to pick up the victory. 

Finally, Styles will get what he wants, and Sunday's encounter should end the rivalry for good. Considering Styles already has a 2-1 lead on the scorecard, a loss to Jericho doesn't seem likely. Styles and Jericho have told a terrific story for the better part of two months, but it's time to move on and put Styles in a new feud going forward.

What that new feud is remains to be seen, but it's safe to expect another five-star classic between these two world-renowned stars for the last time.

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