In a sign that he might not yet be ready to leave the country, AJ Styles was rewarded with another IWGP Heavyweight Championship reign by New Japan. At a recent event, he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to recapture the belt. Tanahashi had defeated Styles last year to win the title. Styles and the Bullet Club are in line for a major push this year, as the promotion handed five championships to the heel stable in the very same night.
February 11, 2015
With the way thing stand right now, it appears that AJ Styles will be the centerpiece of the GFW roster that will be unveiled early in 2015. In addition to him on very good terms with Jeff Jarrett, there is also a working relationship between his current promotion, New Japan, and Global Force Wrestling. The move would enable Styles to stay a bit closer to home during the year. It is also believed to be the reason why Styles has closed the door on WWE.
December 31, 2014
During a recent interview, a very candid AJ Styles revealed that he had been contacted several times by TNA about making a return to the promotion. While the former world heavyweight champion did not completely shut the door on the possibility down the line, he stated that he was not going to be making a return anytime soon because he has found a home in New Japan. The belief is that Styles is using this as leverage in future negotiations.
December 17, 2014