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AJ Styles Responds To Hulk Hogan’s Dismissive Comments Towards Bobby Roode

AJ Styles has responded to Hulk Hogan’s dismissive comments regarding himself, Bobby Roode and others during an interview Thursday on Busted Open on SiriusXM Radio.

He wrote on Twitter, “Frustration setting in when your own guys bury the company that u have worked so hard for…….. Brother!”

When asked whether Roode, who will challenge Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Champion tomorrow night at Bound for Glory, is ready to be the top guy in the organization, Hogan replied, “Nah, he’s not ready.”

The wrestling legend explained, “He’s not the next guy. Ya’ know, they might think he is. Dixie Carter might think he is. The whole world might think he is. He’s not the next guy. If I had to bet money on anybody and really be serious about betting money on anybody, I’d say Jeff Hardy is the next guy if he keeps his act together. Um, that’s what you gotta to have, man. This is much more than being a wrestler, this is crossing barriers, medias, ya’ know media barriers, and, and entertainment barriers of all kind. Getting your character down verbally has 90% to do with getting over. I just have a very strong feeling Kurt Angle’s going to clean his clock performance wise, and carry the match, and basically remains the champion. He’s training for the Olympics. He’s had some up and down moments, and I think this is not gonna be a down moment for Kurt Angle, so I’m betting that farm on him.”

Regarding Styles being the top guy in TNA, Hogan said, “It’s never too late. I mean, I just don’t know.”

He added, “I, when I first came in all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed a couple of years ago, I had a ton of suggestions which I was kind of pushing real hard, which I thought would take him to a crazy, crazy level, and nobody responded. So, I don’t know at this point. I have my ideas, but a lot of things that I believe in, and what I feel from the crowd, and what I know. The little I know about this business. Sometimes, it’s either taken and used, or used and it doesn’t work, or it’s not used at all. So, it’s’s my opinion. I don’t know at this point.”

  • U ain’t awesome

    I meant I agree about AJ’s promos. But at least jarret ain’t champion anymore.

  • U ain’t awesome

    2duffman, I agree but AJ’s promos. But at least jarret ain;t champion anymore.

  • U ain’t awesome

    @ Duffman, before angle came over and hogan and eric ripoff came over everybodys title reigns were short because of jeff jarret’s no talent having ass. From Raven, rhyno, AJ I can go forever wit a list

  • venom


    I agree with you. What is TNA going to do when their top guys die from old age? lol. I am not saying bury the old talent but be prepared who is going to lead the company when the dinosaurs die. I say that because these old guys are never going to retire.

  • ironcross

    Petey williams was main event material could have been a world champ before scotty got to him he just need some grooming. tna could have helped out tomko because jeff hardy got to him

  • ironcross

    i disagree, i dislike tna only because we all know what it could be, were tired of being tired of this shitty product, i feel roode was ready before beer money started, if you have these fucking assclowns at 90 years old politicing out back trying to hold these good guys back where the fuck will the company be in a few years? its time to stop with the bullshit, eric young should be main eventing too

  • CM Mark

    People pay for TNA?

  • DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling

    I doubt AJ will ever be main event caliber. He is an athletic spotmonkey(don’t argue… my view will not change) but his promos are dull. Basically the same as Roode, minus the spotmonkey obviously. His super short title reigns back that up. Hopefully it will be different with Roode.

  • Bawb

    Roode doesn’t have that main event charisma, though. Hogan’s right, I’d admit.

  • Dave L

    Hogan is so great at blurring the lines of course this is a work, seiously AJ vs Hogan would be a great rub.

  • Eric Nixon


    It very well could be a work. However, Hulk Hogan is, in fact, dumb enough to bury the main event at the PPV.

    Actually, he didn’t bury the main event at all. In Hogan’s mind, his match with Sting is the main event. That’s the match that he thinks people are paying to see tomorrow night.

  • whocares

    Of course this is a work. Hogan isn’t dumb enough to burry the main event of their biggest PPV. He’s critical of the underdog face, and rooting for the heal. It’s nothing but a work.

  • shelean

    nah i think hes just killing it naturally. i hope hogan gets that bandana bitch slapped off his ugly head.

  • venom

    Unless you’ve wrestled in WWE before, Hogan will just bury you. I’m glad AJ spoke up. McMahon must be really paying Hogan to kill this company.