AJ Styles has been known to sport Georgia Bulldog red to the ring and he’s worn blue as a representative of SmackDown Live. But when he approached the ring at SummerSlam to defend the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe, he was sporting a much different color than ever before.
Styles was sporting a purple and grey get-up complete with purple gloves. The Internet Wrestling Community immediately realized his tribute to The Undertaker as the inspiration to his gear.
The idea of AJ Styles vs The Undertaker might be enough to make any wrestling fan happy, but it was Samoa Joe who took Styles to the limit in Brooklyn. Some people are saying this style choice by Styles was a tribute to Jim Neidhart and Natalya too. Either way, it was a pretty cool decision for a special occasion.
The actual reason AJ Styles gave for this clothing color choice in an interview this afternoon was that they simply got the color wrong when they were making his ring attire so he went with it.
— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 20, 2018
AJ Styles cutting about like a mini Undertaker #SummerSlam
— Gord (@gordmatheson) August 20, 2018
AJ Styles is out here giving me Undertaker vibes with his gear in my birthday month AND I AM HERE FOR IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/V1x1X3m5ki
— Vicky (@PurpleMidneight) August 20, 2018
AJ Styles came to Summerslam dressed as 1995 Undertaker
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) August 20, 2018