Former WWE Champion AJ Styles was recently interviewed on the ‘My Love Letter to Wrestling’ podcast, where he spoke about his time in TNA and revealed that he has no intentions to ever return to the promotion now known as IMPACT Wrestling.
Here’s what AJ said:
“Well, I think ‘the guy’ for IMPACT is what most people saw me as, but I wasn’t the guy to them.
I was just AJ Styles who had been here, but their guy was more of a guy who had been from WWE.
I think that’s who they looked at to do pretty much everything and I don’t think I was ever that guy for them, at least in their eyes.
I think the fans said ‘That’s our guy!’. But as far as the Dixie Carters of the world, they were like ‘It’s more Kurt Angle or Sting. It’s not AJ’.
Now there’s no going back to TNA. I’m the WWE guy now and this is what you had but you didn’t know it.”
After spending the majority of his pro-wrestling career working for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) from 2002 until 2014, former WCW Wrestler AJ Styles managed to get signed by WWE and made his surprise debut as an entrant in the 2016 Royal Rumble match.
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