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10 reasons why AJ Styles is the best wrestler in the world right now.

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Forty years ago, a man named Allan Neal Jones was born into abject poverty -- so poor that he didn't even own a television. In order to combat the bullies who made his life a living hell, Jones took up amateur wrestling.

He proved to be a natural talent, and earned a partial scholarship to Anderson University. Jones, having never had a television growing up, was unfamiliar with professional wrestling, but he went along with some friends to a try out camp.

Allan Jones became AJ Styles, proving that he had an aptitude for the professional variant of wrestling as well. Fast forward to 2018, and many critics and fans agree that AJ Styles is truly the best wrestler in the world.

Here are ten reasons that might be the truth.

#1 He wrestled for a major promotion while still a rookie

Air Paris and
Air Paris and "air' Styles in WCW

During its fading years, WCW tried to go back to its roots by featuring young, athletic talent that it could groom to become future major players in the business.

It was in 2001 that WCW came calling on AJ Style's door. They had observed his matches with Air Paris and decided that the two would make a fine addition to their roster. At the time, most believed that Air Paris was the true breakout star, and AJ was just riding his coattails.

Wouldn't those people be surprised by 2018!

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