In case you were wondering about the whereabouts of AJ Styles, the former TNA star is still doing rather well in Tokyo. New Japan is doing a show called Invasion Attack, and Styles will be defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in the main event against Kota Ibushi. Many are expecting Styles to retain the belt because the front office generally does not like hot potato with their most prestigious belt.
April 2, 2015
Since word going around is that Samoa Joe is willing to go through the NXT program in order to get to the WWE main roster, some attention has been turned back to AJ Styles. Many want to know if he would be willing to do the same thing, especially since his friend is doing so. As of right now, that appears to be very unlikely, as the amount of money he would have to sacrifice by leaving New Japan for the developmental program would be quite steep.
March 22, 2015
WWE is about to take on the Bullet Club, but it is not in the way that fans would hope for it to be. A pending legal issue is on the way, as the corporation has filed for trademark rights to the nWo hand gesture that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson have made popular again. They state that they are doing it for merchandising reasons, but some believe they are just hurting the popular New Japan stable.
March 10, 2015
Even though he has long had a reputation of being one of the best workers in the industry over the last decade, AJ Styles received some heat from the internet wrestling community because he injured a couple of opponents with the Styles Clash. During a recent interview, Samoa Joe defended his long time friend by reminding people that he has taken the finishing move several times in the past and has never been injured once by it.
February 27, 2015
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
One of the big reasons why people believe that Samoa Joe is going to be heading to New Japan for a stint is the fact that he already has a good amount of friends that are working overseas. The belief is that he would be a perfect candidate to join the red hot Bullet Club stable. His character already has quite the history with AJ Styles, and the move would give him an immediate connection with the audience a good story line to work with.
February 22, 2015
Some good news for Yoshi Tatsu. For the past ten plus weeks, he had been wearing a protective halo around his head due to injuries suffered during a match against AJ Styles in New Japan. Tatsu revealed to fans through social media that he has now been allowed to have that removed. The road to recovery is still a long one, however, as the former WWE star still has four holes in his skull. He will be inactive for much of this year.
February 16, 2015