It was earlier reported that AJ Styles was under contract with New Japan until the end of the year, which sparked the rumors that he was signing with WWE to join the NXT roster. However, new reports have now surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion is no longer under contract with NJPW. He is simply working on a per date deal with the promotion and can leave when he wants.
November 20, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that AJ Styles and WWE have mutual interest in a contract. However, reports have now surfaced that the two sides have yet to make contact with one another. Styles currently has a contract with New Japan, but it expires in January. Rumors are going to keep floating until that point in time, as the internet wrestling community desperately wants the deal to finally happen.
November 12, 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
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
While Jeff Jarrett already had enough credibility and support in the industry, his pursuit of Eric Bischoff is going to increase the value of GFW. Together, they will be able to attract more of the top free agents to join their roster. Rumors were already floating around that guys like AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian were already interested, but the addition of Bischoff might make them more inclined to sign a contract with a new company.
April 28, 2015
Some hype has been generated lately, based on comments that AJ Styles made when asked if he would be interested in signing a contract with WWE. He stated that he has very few reasons for joining the company, as the schedule and the money are not favorable to the style of life that he wants to live. The former world heavyweight champion also praised New Japan, by stating that they are the hottest wrestling company in the world.
December 22, 2014