AJ Styles is still going strong on WWE RAW as one half of the red brand’s tag team champions. He will continue on with Omos as his partner and that doesn’t seem to be a path he wants to step off of yet. Pro wrestling is his life and he misses the live fans a lot as well. All of those things helped convince him that he is not close to retiring yet.
Styles entered WWE late in his career after he already accomplished a lot. He skipped NXT, one of the rare Superstars to do so, and he got right to work on top of WWE. He can now look back at the last year and see the wild ride that everyone has been on as well.
While speaking to the Out of Character podcast, AJ Styles went into the last year a bit and how it did not convince him the time has come to end his career at all.
“That stuff’s hard. It’s hard to leave, it’s hard to adjust once you’re done. But I got a taste I guess what that’s like with the COVID stuff, but I didn’t say I liked it. I’m not sure when it’s gonna be over for me but, like I said before, I signed my last contract, so we’ll see when that is.”
AJ Styles is 44-years-old now and still on top of his game. He went on to speak about his original intention to retire at 40. That was a goal he was “dead wrong” about.” Now he has no projection about which age he will hang up his boots.
“I remember thinking, ‘I’ll be 40 years old when I retire,” Styles added. “That’s when I’m gonna retire. So I was dead wrong, by the way.”
We will have to see what AJ Styles decides to do when his next contract comes around. He re-signed with the company in 2019, but he also stated that he won’t be signing another long-term deal after that. The Phenomenal One might be wrapping up his career, but he will do everything he can while the opportunities still present themselves to him.
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