WWE News: AJ Styles on the difference between being a main eventer in WWE and TNA
AJ Styles has had one of the quickest ascensions to the top in WWE history. It is a well-known fact that wherever The Phenomenal One has ventured in his career, he has reached the top of the card and has been a top star.
While many doubted whether WWE would give Styles that opportunity, both WWE, and Styles himself proved everyone wrong in a matter of six to nine months. Styles recently spoke to The Phoenix News Times about his career and more. When asked about the difference between main eventing TNA and WWE, the WWE World Champion said:
“Well, I could tell you that No Mercy was sold out, and that was a big arena.
So, I think that pretty much says it all. I wasn’t in the main event at WrestleMania [this year] but it seemed to do pretty well. So, you know, WWE is such a giant in this business, so to compare WWE to any other [company] is not fair.”
Styles admitted to Stone Cold on ‘The Steve Austin show’ podcast that when he walked out at Wrestlemania 32 to a crowd of over 100,000 people, his leg was shivering from the euphoria and excitement that he experienced.
In 2016, Styles accomplished the unique feat of being in NJPW’ s Wrestle Kingdom and WWE’s Wrestlemania in the same year. In the former event, Styles challenged the now-NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, an effort in which he was unsuccessful.
Regardless, Styles became WWE World Champion in less than 9 months with the company. He is definitely one of the biggest beneficiaries of the brand split, and the MVP of Smackdown Live.
Here is Styles in an interview in Summerslam weekend talking about Wrestlemania, his time in the indies, who he feels should come up to the main roster, and more
Here is The Phenomenal One’s interview with Jonathan Coachman on ESPN’s Off The Top Rope a few days after winning the WWE World Championship.
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