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AJ Styles on if he anticipated this much success in WWE

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Nobody would have thought that AJ Styles will be a world champion in WWE 5 years ago, but in his WWE career so far, he has not only won the WWE Championship a couple of times but become the face of SmackDown Live as well.

During a recent interview with Amarillo.com to promote an upcoming WWE Live Event, Styles talked about how his current rivalry with Samoa Joe is different than their previous encounters and more.

When asked if he expected this much success in WWE, AJ said that he is surely not the only one surprised by this and if someone would have told him about it years ago he would have said that it’s ridiculous:

Surely I’m not the only one surprised by this. If you’d told me years ago that I’d be WWE champion two times, a United States champion and you’re going to have the belt at least half your career, I would have said that’s ridiculous. But, hard work has paid off. In the long run, if I was to lose this title tomorrow, I’ve had a great run and I’m very happy.

Apart from this, AJ Styles also talked about which guys he likes to watch wrestling and he said that he loves to watch big guys like Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar.


  • Soulshroude

    If he didn’t, he wouldn’t have signed the contract… this is another “duh” moment. Albeit, good sell on Styles part, yeah.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    AJ Styles has been one of the best thing to happen to Smackdown. There is no wrestling fan who has a problem with Styles long WWE title run because he been an awesome fighting champion.

  • CC

    If you went back a few years to his time in TNA you would have to say that he serious lacked the mic skills to really get over in WWE, but always had the talent. The one thing though that most people thought went against him most though was his size (or rather, lack of).

    Fast forward to the end of his TNA run and his mic skills had improved no end, but even so, he still would not have been considered a top guy in WWE.

    Japan was what really made him. He came back from there a totally different person, and that is why when he finally made it into WWE, his rise to the top was … dare I say it … phenomenal.