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
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
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