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5 Facts About WWE Superstar AJ Styles
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The face that runs the place, the champ that runs the camp, one of the greatest wrestlers in wrestling history, the phenomenal AJ Styles. AJ Styles has taken over WWE with his incredible and untouchable in-ring skills. He wrestled classics which surely will be remembered in years to come against opponents such as John Cena, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. Coming from TNA (now known as IMPACT Wrestling) as the franchise player of the company, then from Japan in NJPW as the Bullet Club Leader now to WWE as one of its biggest stars. AJ shocked the world making his debut in WWE in 2016 at the Royal Rumble Pay-per-view as many fans never thought they would see the day when AJ, the face of TNA would be in a WWE ring going against its top stars like the face of WWE, John Cena. In his short stinct with the company thus far AJ has proved that he is phenomenal and is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world and definitely should be considered soon enough a Hall Of Fame-esque talent.
Here are 5 Facts About The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles:
1) His Childhood
Being one of the biggest stars in wrestling today, AJ Styles must be receiving a pretty nice paycheck each month and must be living a pretty sweet life, however it was not always like that for the champ. During the childhood days of AJ Styles, he had lots of problems due to his family being poor. Along with poverty, AJ had another huge problem with his father being an alcoholic and an abusive man. He had no access to watching wrestling on a weekly basis like other people due to his family being unable to purchase a television. AJ's intention therefore was to become a professional sportsman in football, basketball or baseball. However, one day a friend of Styles talked him into a career in professional wrestling which led him to the man he is today.
2) The Styles Clash
The Styles Clash is the finishing maneuver of AJ Styles which he has performed for the majority of his career in thousands of matches and against hundreds of opponents. Whenever the maneuver is performed it brings the fans to their feet because of how beautifully AJ Styles executes the move. However, there were some instances where this impressive finisher did not look so fascinating. In 2014, in a match with former WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu, AJ went to perform the Styles Clash on Yoshi when Yoshi Tatsu moved his head down before the point of impact with the mat. Instead of having his face slammed into the mat he took his weight, Styles' weight, and all of the force onto his neck. He suffered two broken bones in his neck and had a halo installed in his head which he wore for 3 months. It took Yoshi almost two years to return to the ring. Another instance when a UK Wrestler Lionheart also suffered a similar fate when AJ Styles performed the maneuver on him. Many wrestlers defended AJ saying that the recipient of the finisher must tuck their had back in order for the maneuver to be executed correctly.
3) TNA Return?
In 2016, speculation was high when WWE posted an article on their website teasing the signing of AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Shinsuke Nakamura. A couple of days before the Royal Rumble TNA Impact Wrestling announced that AJ Styles along with Karl Anderson And Doc Gallows had agreed to a deal to sign to the company and were set to debut very soon. However, days later he confirmed the speculation by debuting in WWE in the Royal Rumble Match. His lawyer, Bill Behrens released a statement stating that a contract between AJ and TNA was never agreed for him to return to the company. One of the main reasons for his WWE debut was due to the fact the WWE was offering more money than TNA was offering.
4) AJ in WCW?
Who could ever forget the company known as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) which was closed in 2001 after Vince McMahon, owner of then WWF bought out the company from Ted Turner. Many top WCW stars made their way to WWF as a result such as Booker T, DDP, Goldberg and more. However, one star that was not signed was none other than AJ Styles. He was a part of a tag team with a wrestler called Air Paris which took the WCW tag team division by storm with their insane aerial maneuvers and techniques and showed that they were definitely stars to look out for in the main event scene. However when the company died after it was bought, AJ appeared on the last few shows before its death but was not signed to WWE. Styles made a few appearances in WWE in 2002 however, declined the offer to sign a developmental territory to the company as he did not want to relocate his family to Cincinnati, Ohio.
5) His Children
AJ Styles is married to a high school teacher by the name of Wendy in which the couple had four children- three boys and one girl. The first boy by the name of Ajay Covell Jones in 2005, the second Abbey Jones in 2007, the third Albey Jones in 2009 and his daugher Anney Jones born in 2014. The names and birth dates of his children are displayed on his torso with tattoos. His first child Ajay was named after fellow professional wrestler, Christopher Daniels with his real last name Covell being the middle name of Ajay.
There were your 5 Facts About WWE Superstar, The Phenomenal, AJ Styles. One of the most impressive and exciting professional wrestlers to step inside any wrestling ring. Whether he stepped inside the ring in TNA, ROH , NJPW and WWE he has always impressed and won titles in any company he has stepped in. He has fought from the bottom and went straight to the absolute top.