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 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
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
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