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Major Reason Behind AJ Styles Having Issues With Paul Heyman


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 13, 1990) – WCW Clash Of The Champions 11: Coastal Crush

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 13, 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Clash Of The Champions XI: Coastal Crush’ LIVE on TBS from the McAlister Field House of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

This was the 11th out of a total of 35 Clash of the Champions events, that aired between 1988 and 1997.

The results can be found here:

The Southern Boys defeated The Fabulous Freebirds

Tommy Rich defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ

Tom Zenk & Mike Rotunda defeated Fatu & Samoan Savage

Mark Callous defeated Brian Pillman

NWA United States Tag Team Champions: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated The Midnight Express (c) by DQ

Barry Windham defeated Doug Furnas

Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious

NWA World Tag Team Championship: Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers

Paul Orndorff defeated Arn Anderson

NWA World Heavyweight Championship: The Junkyard Dog defeated Ric Flair (c) by DQ

• Major Reason Behind AJ Styles Having Issues With Paul Heyman

As we noted earlier, AJ Styles’ move to SmackDown from RAW came because he reportedly had some issues with Paul Heyman there, and the locker room also made fun of his beliefs.

The Phenomenal One wasn’t really happy about the release of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson either, about which he has expressed disappointment several times in the past.

Dave Meltzer mentioned in a post on the Wrestling Observer forum that Styles blamed Heyman for their release.

“Actually the reason was that he was furious that Gallows & Anderson were fired. Blamed Heyman. Classic case of JR/JJ/Laurinaitis syndrome. Vince is the one who made the decision but I suppose he felt Heyman could have fought him on it. So he wanted to go to the side where the guy in charge isn’t fighting Vince on something like that either.”

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