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A.J. Styles captured his first major singles title in WWE in the main event of the Backlash PPV.
Styles is new WWE World Hvt. champion after defeating Dean Ambrose in a 25-minute main event on Sunday night.
Styles used heel tactics – a low blow behind the ref’s back – to set up the Styles Clash to get the win.
Styles came to WWE at the beginning of the year fresh off an IWGP World Hvt. Title run in New Japan. Now, eight months after debuting in WWE’s Royal Rumble, Styles is a top champion in WWE.
WWE’s top champions are now Styles and Kevin Owens, who holds the Universal Title on Raw.