AJ Styles left RAW and ended up on SmackDown where he was quickly crowned Intercontinental Title. Styles wanted to shut down rumors about why he left the red brand.

During a recent Mixer stream, AJ Styles discussed the rumor that he wanted to move. The rumor is that Styles was upset about Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson’s firings when he believed Paul Heyman could have done more to help them.

He shut those rumors down and explained things in his own words. He wasn’t bullied on RAW, but he also considers Paul Heyman a “bold faced liar.”

“There are some rumors going around that AJ Styles left RAW to go to SmackDown because he was being bullied. That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I mean, I’m a grown man. If there was some bullying going on that was enough for me to leave RAW and go to SmackDown I would have handled it. Whether I got my tail beat or not I would still handle it. I’m a grown man. So, I’ll just throw that out there.”

“When it comes to the rumor about Paul Heyman and me being upset about Gallows and Anderson for the their releases to get stopped, that’s not what it was at all. Not even close. I’ll give you a snippet of what me, Gallows, and Anderson already know — he’s a liar. Now you know. I’m sure you’ve heard that before if you go back to the ECW days you’ll hear that. He’s a bold faced liar. That’s my take on that.”

Paul Heyman is a liar according to AJ Styles, but the former RAW executive director had nothing to do with the Phenomenal One switching brands. Styles was also not bullied of the red brand either.

Styles didn’t specify exactly what Paul Heyman allegedly lied about. He did say that Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson plan to reveal all in an upcoming podcast.

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