When AJ Styles made his surprising entrance at the Royal Rumble, the internet wrestling community was quick to criticize the theme song that WWE chose for the former world heavyweight champion. Reports have now surfaced that the inspiration behind the song is "Ain't No Sunshine" by rapper DMX. World Wrestling Entertainment wanted a gruff theme for Styles.
January 25, 2016
While there are rumors circulating that he is scheduled to join WWE and work the Royal Rumble this Sunday, AJ Styles still has other wrestling commitments to fulfill over the weekend. On Saturday night in Duluth, Georgia, the former world heavyweight champion will be making an appearance with ROH to do a farewell to Ring of Honor fans. That should be his final night with the company for quite some time.
January 20, 2016
Rumors are floating around that AJ Styles is now scheduled to work the Royal Rumble, Monday Night Raw and the Smackdown taping this upcoming week. The belief was that WWE initially canceled his involvement because reports leaked out to the internet wrestling community. However, it now appears that World Wrestling Entertainment officials have decided to utilize the former world heavyweight champion to create quite a buzz.
January 20, 2016
In a sign that TNA may be loosening up the purse strings again, reports have surfaced that the company had negotiations with AJ Styles about a potential return that would have seen the former world heavyweight champion return to the promotion in time for their debut on POP TV. The two sides were not able to reach an agreement in time. Plus, Styles currently has a favorable deal on the table from WWE.
January 18, 2016
In what has to be considered a major blow to New Japan, AJ Styles has given his notice to the promotion after being booked as one of their top stars over the past year. Reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion has decided to leave NJPW because he received a very favorable contract with WWE. There are also talks that he will not be forced to start in NXT and will join the main roster right away.
January 5, 2016
On December 18 and December 19, ROH will be presenting their annual Final Battle pay per view. Management might need to scramble for a new main event match. Initially AJ Styles was scheduled to challenge Jay Lethal for the heavyweight championship. However, Styles is injured once again. No details have emerged, but he might have injured his back again.
November 29, 2015
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
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