Once again, Kurt Angle has reiterated to the media that his upcoming tour of England with TNA will be his final one for the time being. The former world heavyweight champion still plans on taking time away from professional wrestling to pursue other business ventures. In a rather interesting tidbit, Angle stated that if it were up to him, AJ Styles would be his opponent on the final tour of the United Kingdom.
November 27, 2015
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
A back injury forced AJ Styles to the sidelines for several weeks, but the former world heavyweight champion has decided that now is the time to return to the ring. Styles worked a match for New Japan this week. He is expected to head back to the United States soon to work a pay per view for ROH. Styles had previously been forced to miss a couple of television taping with the company.
November 7, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the back injury that AJ Styles is currently suffering from. Styles is deal with a sciatic nerve problem, a condition that is made worse by bumping in the ring during a wrestling match. Though he could risk doing more damage, Styles has insisted that he is going to continue his wrestling career. Styles is expected to work a big show for ROH soon.
October 29, 2015
Over the weekend, ROH held a couple of television taping without AJ Styles, who was originally booked for the events. The former world heavyweight champion was forced to miss those shows because he cannot wrestle right now. He has an injured back. Styles is saying that it is not too serious, even though he is currently out of action. He should be available for Final Battle in November.
October 26, 2015
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