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5 Best rivalries of AJ Styles from the Indies

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176.50K   //    14 Apr 2016, 20:51 IST
“The Phenomenal One”  indeed has some phenomenal enemies

AJ Styles is one of the top wrestlers in the current WWE roster. The former WWE Champion is a seasoned veteran who’s wrestled around the world and earned a great reputation for himself. Wrestlers generally make their way up the Independent promotions like Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Wrestlers like AJ Styles leave a mark wherever they perform.Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Wrestlers like AJ Styles leave a mark wherever they perform.

Here are some of the most notable feuds of AJ Styles from the Indies.


Christopher Daniels 

Daniels and Styles facing off during their TNA days (Image Courtesy: TNA)

Christopher Daniels is perhaps AJ Styles’ biggest rival ever. They’re best friends in real life and have both fought beside each other against each other. AJ Styles first faced Christopher Daniels in an All Pro Wrestling ring during the King of the Indies tournament in October 2001, where Styles lost to The Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels in the quarter-finals.

Since then they have faced each other several times in promotions like Ring of Honour in June, 2002 in a ROH Title second round match where once again Daniels got the better of Styles, Maxim Pro Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Irish Whip Wrestling, and others. June, 2002 in a ROH Title second round match where once again Daniels got the better of Styles, Maxim Pro Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Irish Whip Wrestling, and others. 

This rivalry has been one of the greatest rivalries ever, especially in the independent arena. AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels have produced some spectacular matches in the past, and it won’t be long before fans start clamoring for him to fight in a WWE ring against AJ Styles, although he recently signed an exclusive contract with Ring of Honor. 

FUN FACT-  Styles and Daniels won PWI’s award for Tag Team of The Year in 2006.

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