The WWE posted a video on their official website yesterday where they listed who they thought the best dream match for AJ Styles could have been. In the video, the WWE listed the following six stars that they would love to have seen AJ Styles wrestle in the past — “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Rey Mysterio Jr., “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Edge.
AJ Styles decided he wanted to play along but instead of answering the question anonymously through the poll, Styles took to Twitter to announce his choice. However, when it came to a dream match for AJ Styles, it wasn’t anyone on the list the WWE offered the fans to vote from.
AJ Styles retweeted a post that said every wrestling fan’s dream match would be AJ Styles vs. AJ Styles and then said that “sometimes you’re your own worst enemy.”
Sometimes you're your own worst enemy. https://t.co/p8NcgaK5RJ
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) May 26, 2017
While that was likely a joke on AJ Styles’ part, those dream matches listed by the WWE website were all interesting and the WWE actually tried to make one of them happen earlier this year. Shawn Michaels announced on an episode of Table for 3 with him, AJ Styles, and Kevin Nash that the WWE asked him to come out of retirement to wrestle AJ Styles.
AJ Styles admitted that this was a dream match for him, and Styles actually posted a photoshopped photo of him and Shawn Michaels facing off for a match. While Kevin Nash said that he believed that Shawn Michaels could come out of retirement and put on an amazing match with AJ Styles, Shawn said he was happy in retirement.
Shawn Michaels also said that returning to the WWE just to lose would help no one and that AJ Styles losing would hurt AJ Styles. As a result, there is no positive outcome to a return outside of putting on one great match.
When it comes to Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Edge, there is no way a match with AJ Styles could ever happen. Hart had already lost a step when he wrestled in his final WrestleMania appearance against Vince McMahon thanks to a stroke he suffered. As for Edge, neck injuries forced his retirement and there is no chance he ever gets medically cleared to return to the WWE for a match with AJ Styles.
The mention of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is interesting. The WWE does not like to acknowledge TNA Impact Wrestling, but AJ Styles and Ric Flair had a relationship in Impact Wrestling when AJ Styles turned heel and joined the Fortune faction with Flair as the mouthpiece of the group.
Interestingly, Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles have wrestled before and did so right before AJ Styles made his debut at the Royal Rumble in 2016. The two men wrestled for 5 Star Wrestling in the U.K. on Jan. 14, 2016, and Styles won the match.
The two could possibly wrestle again if Rey Mysterio ever chose to finish his career in the WWE, but they have actually wrestled before. They both wrestled in WCW as well but never competed even though both were part of the Cruiserweight Division.
The last name of the list could actually happen. The Rock still comes back to the WWE on occasion and actually wrestled a short match at WrestleMania 32. The last time he was a regular star was when he feuded with John Cena, although his appearances were part-time and infrequent over those two years.
A feud between AJ Styles and The Rock could be one of the biggest money makers the WWE has had in years. Whether it ever happens or not is another story.
When it comes to AJ Styles’ idea for a dream match and wrestling himself, some have said that AJ Styles could have a match with a broomstick and turn in a five-star performance.
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