AJ Styles usually only gets involved with angles that matter. He was the top heel on the SmackDown brand for the longest time. Now that Roman Reigns is back it seems a new heel Big Dog took that spot.
Direction in an angle matters to Styles, because he knows that represents the intended future of his character. While hanging out on his Twitch stream recently, he discussed how direction matters to him the most when coming up with a new storyline pitch for him.
There are a lot of other factors at play which he was happy to discuss as well.
“Usually when I know about the match, I know what’s happening in it. I know what the finish is. And that’s something that comes along with the work, too. Yeah, trust me, I don’t make a big deal about it because it’s all about the story. What’s the story about? That’s what’s interesting to me, it’s where are we going with it, where am I going? Is this story phasing me out so I can jump into another story? Because that means a lot to me, to make the story and everything.”
AJ Styles is currently involved in an IC Title feud with Jeff Hardy. That feud took an interesting turn when Hardy picked up the title inside the ThunderDome.
We’ll have to see where WWE puts Styles after this situation as the RAW brand might be in for another top heel when the WWE Draft rolls around in October.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote