AJ Styles has been in WWE for about a month now, and he’s already saying that he’s having the best time of his professional wrestling career since joining the worldwide leader in sports-entertainment.
There have been some who have been critical of WWE’s use of Styles, mainly pointing out that his first loss, which was to Chris Jericho shortly after he debuted at the Royal Rumble, came way too soon. Some also didn’t like that Jericho kicked out of Styles’ finisher, The Styles Clash, at this past Sunday’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view.
But criticism comes with the territory in WWE, and nothing, not even some of the negative comments, seem to be bothering Styles at this point and time.
In an interview on the WWE website with Michael Cole, Styles explained that he’s having a great time being a WWE superstar, and that there’s really no one he’d rather work with than a legend like Chris Jericho.
“To go out there and wrestle Chris Jericho in my first match… I couldn’t have asked for a better opponent. Then to get the win is another story all in itself.
“I’ve always heard that the grass is never greener, or at least it’s not sometimes – it’s so much greener here. Everything is so professional, so well done. When it comes to the locker room, nothing but professionals in there.
“I’m having a great time. I know it’s only been weeks that I’ve been here but it’s been the best weeks of my career.”
There’s been a lot of speculation about what Styles will be doing at WrestleMania 32. Just a couple of days ago, Kevin Owens, who is the new Intercontinental Champion, teases that he would be having a match with Styles at some point via Twitter. So, Styles vs. Owens for the IC Title could be on the horizon.
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles just recently became a tag-team on Monday’s RAW, and Michael Cole made reference to the two being a good tag-team in the future during the WWE interview, so that may suggest that “Y2J” and “The Phenomenal One” may end up doing something as a tag-team at WrestleMania 32.
The Wrestling Observer has suggested that Styles and Jericho may be a part of a multi-person match at WrestleMania 32, maybe even a ladder match for the United States Championship.
There’s a chance that Styles could end up in the ring with John Cena at AT&T Stadium this coming spring if Cena is able to recover from his shoulder injury in time for the event.
Before Styles’ debut, Cena posted a photo of “The Phenomenal One” on his Instagram page, which led many to believe that the two would be in the ring with one another at some point. WWE’s website also said that it’s inevitable that Styles and Cena will meet up whenever Cena returns, and that could be at WrestleMania 32.
Styles did tell Michael Cold that he’s itching to get his WrestleMania moment, because that’s the one thing he still hasn’t achieved in his storied career, and unless something goes terribly wrong in the next couple of weeks, Styles will have the opportunity to get the WrestleMania moment that he’s been itching for since he appeared at last month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
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