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
A lot of professional wrestling fans are under the assumption that AJ Styles hates TNA because he refuses to do business with them again. However, when asked about why he turned down the offer to make a brief return and be inducted into the hall of fame, Styles stated that the decision had nothing with how he feels towards the company. He stated that the reason why he opted against it was because his home is now in ROH and New Japan.
June 4, 2015
Since he was such a big building block for the company for years, TNA wanted to bring back AJ Styles for a hall of fame induction ceremony. He was also offered the chance to work a top billed match at Slammiversary. Unfortunately, neither of that will be happening as Styles has rejected the offer. His priorities right now are said to be ROH and New Japan. An induction later on has not been ruled out by either side just yet.
June 2, 2015
During a recent interview, AJ Styles was asked about his feelings towards the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. He stated that New Japan does not like to call it a world title, but Styles states that he does take it across the globe with him and defends it everywhere. He also noted how prestigious the belt is by saying that all you have to do is go down the list of previous champions. You would find several legendary names on there.
May 13, 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