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SmackDown Star Says Retirement Is Near Ahead Of WrestleMania 40

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AJ Styles will face LA Knight on Night 2 of WrestleMania 40.

During an interview on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Styles (who will turn 47 in a less than two months) noted that his in-ring retirement is near.

Here’s what the former WWE Champion said:

“I’m getting to that point where I am worried about embarrassing myself. My brain says, ‘We can do this’ and my body’s like, ‘You’re stupid. We cannot do this. We’re hurting every day when we roll out of bed.’

At some point, this has to come to an end. I’ve realized like so many others that have come before me, the greats, they get out of it when we think there’s still time for them and it’s because we don’t want to embarrass ourselves.

So we’re just trying to get out while we still can where we can still get around and just have fun away from wrestling. I love it. This is what I do. This is what I know. I spent more than half my life doing this, but at some point, you gotta let go because it’s fun, but I don’t want to disappoint you.

When you see AJ Styles, I want you to go, ‘That’s my guy’, rather than go, ‘He just isn’t the same guy. He can’t do what he used to do.’ I don’t want to be that guy to you. I don’t want to let you down.

So my time is coming. It’s getting short, but I am going to enjoy it. I promise you that.”

A brawl broke out between Styles and Knight at WWE World, which left AJ bleeding from the nose.

After their fight was broken up, they said the following:

AJ: I’m gonna f**k you up.

LA: You gonna be at SmackDown, pu$$y?

You can watch the complete scene below:

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