AJ Styles Discussed His Wrestle Kingdom 10 Match Prior To WWE Signing Rumors

WWE News: AJ Styles Discussed His Wrestle Kingdom 10 Match Prior To WWE Signing Rumors

After the cat was left out of the proverbial bag last night, it’s known that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson are leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling for the WWE. Three members of the Bullet Club will re-join Finn Balor, a former member of the prestigious club in NJPW. As for Nakamura, he’s the “King of Strong Style” and one of the most popular wrestlers in Japan. Consider him as popular as John Cena in that area of the wrestling world.

This is all coming after Wrestle Kingdom 10 took place, and Nakamura had one of the greatest matches in recent memory against Styles. Nakamura retained his IWGP Intercontinental championship against the former-TNA superstar. Now, they can forget about any feud relevant, because it all starts again in World Wrestling Entertainment.

As for their big match at Wrestle Kingdom 10, Styles talked about the big bout less than a week before it took place and gave Nakamura a lot of praise.

“To me, he’s made that belt as important as the IWGP Heavyweight Title. He’s definitely respected over there and people love him. He’s really done well making that belt very important,” Styles told Wrestling Inc’s own Raj Giri. “It’d be huge (to win the title). Another belt is never a bad thing, and I’ve never held an Intercontinental title. It would be a cool thing, I’m not going to lie to you.”

“I’ve wrestled against him in a tag match twice, never in a singles match, that’s what makes this one so special. New Japan was smart enough to see this almost two years in the making. To me it’s brilliantly done. Two guys who have never wrestled each other wrestling on the biggest stage.”

For a guy to get that amount of respect from a veteran like Styles is truly doing something right in the world of professional wrestling. It’s evident that the WWE is victorious with their signing of the Bullet Club members and Nakamura. For those that are still critical of the signing and Dave Meltzer’s credibility, the Bullet Clubs themselves tweeted out teasers for their inevitable WWE appearance.

They rumors may be or may not be true. I guess you’ll have to wait and find out.. #WhatsNXTForUs

— BulletClub (@BulletClubNJPW) January 5, 2016

Keep a couple of them #BalorClub shirts handy we might be needing them.@wwebalor

— BulletClub (@BulletClubNJPW) January 5, 2016

Many WWE fans are nervous about Styles and Nakamura going to the main roster immediately. Since Vince McMahon didn’t do a great job with Neville, the Ascension, and Tyler Breeze, it’s fair to think that he’s not aware of talents that can draw on a big level. Breeze was one of the most-over talents in NXT. Triple H did a wonderful job building him up.

The Ascension still hold the record for the longest-NXT Tag-Team championship reign in history. There’s not much else to say about Neville, who is one of the most-successful men in NXT history. He has the longest reign in its title’s history, as well. Yet, all three personalities haven’t succeeded on the main roster. Breeze and the Ascension are mainstays on Superstars. Neville won a Slammy.

Truth be told, Nakamura and Styles deserved to be treated like top-billed stars. Both men are main event-caliber guys and were treated properly in New Japan Pro Wrestling. WWE officials shouldn’t change their names, maximize on their popularity for better profit, and utilize them as future WWE champions.

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