AJ Styles defeated Randy Orton at WrestleMania 35 on 7 April 2019 to get his third consecutive win at WrestleMania.
After weeks of animosity between them where Orton mocked Styles during his promos, the tension between them increased as Styles jumped on Orton at Fastlane with the Phenomenal Forearm. They came face to face at SmackDown to make their match official.
The storyline revolved around Randy Orton’s rise in WWE vs Styles coming through the ranks through various indie promotions to reach to the top of WWE. For the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, they came head to head several times to hype their match.
The match was supposed to open WrestleMania 35 main card but was pushed to the second spot after Rollins vs Lesnar match opened the show. The match went back and forth as both superstars went deep in their arsenal of moves.
Finally, AJ avoided an RKO and hit Orton with the Phenomenal Forearm to get the win. This is Styles’ third WrestleMania win in a row after defeating Shane McMahon and Shinsuke Nakamura in the last two editions.
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