A champion is only as good as the contenders that he works programs with. Jay Lethal is about to get quite the boost as the ROH Heavyweight Champion. AJ Styles won a fatal four way match this week, and he is now the top challenger for the belt. No word yet on when the match will take place, but it should do wonders for Lethal and his profile. Lethal is more than likely going to hold on to the belt.
September 19, 2015
Since WWE treats the live event at Madison Square Garden as a pay per view, rumors surfaced that management had signed Jushin Liger to work the show. While he has indeed signed on to work more dates for the promotion, he will not be in New York City that night. The legend from Japan has already been booked on that date in England, where he will face AJ Styles in a dream match.
August 28, 2015
Back in 2012, Bushido Road purchased New Japan and put it under their corporate umbrella. It turned out to be a wise investment, as company president Takaaki Kidani has revealed that revenue has doubled in that time. That is good news for guys like AJ Styles, Young Bucks, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows and others because it means that the company will be able to continue to use them.
August 27, 2015
For years, WWE was never willing to spend the money to bring in the ultra talented AJ Styles. Things have changed a bit now that they have found success by signing independent wrestlers. Styles mentioned during a recent interview that he would certainly be open to the idea of joining World Wrestling Entertainment if they were to put together a deal that really hard to resist.
August 26, 2015
Throughout his life, Sean Waltman has done a lot of things wrong. Now that he is older, he is starting to admit some of those things. During his podcast interview with Steve Austin, the former WWE star confessed that he did drugs right before he had a match with AJ Styles on the independent wrestling circuit. The belief is that the drug of choice at the time was meth.
August 19, 2015
For those of you that are wondering how well AJ Styles is doing nowadays, the former world heavyweight champion accidentally revealed that he is receiving $8,000 for working two shows in the United Kingdom in October. Styles also will be provided with airfare and hotel accommodations. Financially, he appears to be rather comfortable, even though he is independent.
August 9, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
Since he is one of the biggest names in the industry, AJ Styles has long been rumored to be a candidate to join the GFW roster once the promotion starts touring. He has now acknowledged that there is a good amount of truth in those rumors. Styles stated in an interview that he will inevitably show up in Global Force Wrestling some day. It's just a matter of trying to find time in his busy schedule to make appearances for the promotion.
June 5, 2015
For a period of time there, it looked like AJ Styles would never be under contract with WWE. However, the landscape of the industry has changed a bit, with NXT proving that the company can secure the top talents in the world and make things work. Management is now interested in acquiring the services of Styles, and that should have their fans excited. Unfortunately, though, he is under contract to New Japan until at least the end of 2015.
June 5, 2015