AJ Styles has been on top of the world for a long time, but only since coming to WWE in January 2016 has the entire planet known it. The veteran wrestler instantly made a mark in the biggest pro wrestling company on the planet, after 18 years of traveling the globe and working for various promotions, notably Total Nonstop Action, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Ring of Honor.
Now, for the second year in a row, AJ Styles has been named the best wrestler of the year, covering the period between December 2015 and the end of November 2016, by readers of the Wrestling Observer(via Reddit). The honor comes after a year in which Styles frequently had the best match of whichever show he was on, putting on excellent bouts almost every night with the likes of John Cena, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns. He even got into a storyline with a jobber, James Ellsworth, that proved a mighty entertaining program on SmackDown Live for several weeks.
WWE rewarded AJ Styles for his effort and impact with a run with the WWE Championship. Moreover, now he's taking home more honors with both the best wrestler and most outstanding wrestler awards from the Wrestling Observer readership.