When AJ Styles first showed up in WWE, he didn't immediately use the finishing move that he made world famous. That led many to believe that management was not allowing him to do the Styles Clash. It turns out that there were some hesitancy backstage in regards to allowing that move to be used. Vince McMahon apparently found out that Yoshi Tatsu was once seriously injured when the finisher was botched during a match in Japan.
March 3, 2016
Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
Despite the company showing more of a willingness to sign performers that have been in the industry for several years, there is still very little interest from WWE about signing AJ Styles and having him go through the NXT program. Some thought that the mentality backstage might change with the recent success of Kevin Owens, who has immediately captured the audience, but that has not been the case. Styles is said to be rather happy with New Japan.
February 26, 2015