AJ Styles is considered as one of the best pro wrestlers by both fans and wrestlers alike and it is not hard to understand why. Styles continues to work at high level despite growing older and continues to amaze fans. It seems AEW didn’t even try to sign AJ Styles.

Since his appearance in the 2016 Royal Rumble, AJ Styles competed in top feuds against the likes of Randy Orton, John Cena and numerous other stars. His journey to WWE was certainly a long and arduous one.

As reported earlier, AJ Styles recently signed new contract with WWE, where he will be making $3 million a year. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW did not try to sign AJ Styles.

As best we can tell there were no AEW overtures with Styles. When AEW started, the idea was for the final angle on the first TV show to be Gallows & Anderson & Styles to come out with the Young Bucks & Omega and turn on them to start the first main event faction feud. But the impression we had at the time is Styles wasn’t that interested as he was making big money here and at the time nobody knew if AEW would make it, plus there’s the idea Styles is one of those guys who will get a job here after wrestling.


AJ Styles also recently revealed how he managed to convince Vince McMahon that he was start. Needless to say, AJ Styles has been a huge asset to WWE and will continue to be one for a long time.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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