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AJ Styles Issues a Statement on His Departure from TNA

– AJ Styles posted the following on his website and Facebook page this morning:


Today for the first time in 11 years, AJ Styles awakes to find himself without a professional wrestling contract. I can’t help but think how did I get here, what must I have done wrong, did I not deliver in the ring, etc. All of those are pertinent questions that any man or woman who finds himself or herself unemployed would ask.

I have always prided myself in being the wrestler that stays away from the things in this business that could easily destroy myself, my family, my marriage, and even my career. A wrestler who goes above and beyond to give the fans what they paid to see.

I move forward not bitter, but better for the blessings and memories that I have been a part of since TNA’s inception.

When this contract renegotiation journey started several months ago, my wife and I began praying for God to close doors that needed to be closed and to open the doors that He wanted us to walk through. We asked him to prepare us for this journey and to help us to have the faith to be obedient to what He would have us to do. I am assured by the name Immanuel in Matthews 1:23 that I will never be alone. Hebrews 13.5, says He will never leave us or forsake us. There is a lot in this world that I am unsure of, especially in this moment, but there is one thing that I am certain. Contracts may expire, but the promise of Immanuel will never expire.

As my family and I move forward with my wrestling career, we will turn to Jabez’s prayer found in 1 Chronicles 4:10.

Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil.

My family and I are both grateful for the platform that TNA has allowed me to experience. TNA has been a blessing to our family for many years. We have made many friendships and many more memories. While you may not be seeing AJ Styles in TNA, you can be sure that he will be traveling the world and delivering many more Phenomenal matches. Visit for a complete list of bookings.


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  • Nick

    Welp…Goodbye TNA. You’re on your way to the grave now. AJ is the last person they needed to lose. He was an original and was there sense the very first show. People identified TNA with one man and that was AJ Styles. AJ was the first name people thought of when you talked about TNA. AJ was the poster boy for that company for many years and was pretty much the heart and soul of TNA. And that sucks because they were right in the middle of a big storyline involving him and now they can’t even follow up on it sense AJ is gone, all of this build up to a Summer of Punk type angle involving AJ and now it’s all gone to waste, none of it matters. Lolol. Good job TNA, you couldn’t do the right thin and resign the guy and give him everything he wants in his contract even tho he gave you everything he could for the past several years but you can waste money on old, washed up, irrelevant guys like Sting? Yeah okay…okay TNA. -.- This should be the final nail in the coffin for TNA.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I would like to think so, but I doubt it. I personally think they should get some guy7s that used to work for TNA and do an invasion type storyline with Styles as the leader.

  • Chris

    Good for him, at least he can go out with respect

  • graham

    is this for real? surely hes going to wwe now?

  • Jim

    What a CLASS ACT A Man of Honor