For many pro wrestling fans, AJ Styles is the best pro wrestlers of all time already. He has made a name for himself competing in several pro wrestling companies such as TNA, NJPW and now WWE. Styles also clarified the status of his WWE contract.

As previously reported, AJ Styles signed a contract with WWE, where he will be making $3 million a year. This is because WWE sees a lot of value in AJ Styles and wanted to ensure he sticks with the company for a long time.

While speaking to Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes, AJ Styles talked about extending his contract with WWE. Styles revealed that he did not sign a new contract but chose a “player option” on his deal that allowed it to be extended.

“Let me make one thing clear. I didn’t sign anything, recently. I had something on my contract where I got to decide, kind of a player option, what I want to do, and we just extended the contract that I already had.


”Time is running out, as far as AJ Styles is concerned. I am getting older. The ability to put on great matches is getting a little bit harder. I don’t want to embarrass myself at the same time. I want to get out while I can and still have somewhat of a legacy.

I don’t want to have to work anywhere else. I’d love to work within WWE, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen, if I’ll have the chance. I would like to be a scout because, I know we’ve changed some things around here in WWE, but at the end of the day, you have to find these — I don’t want to call them actors or stuntmen — you have to find these athletes that have wanted this their whole life.

Not saying football or basketball, athletes can’t be great, we’ve seen it with Kurt Angle and we know guys coming in from sport, Olympic sport and whatnot, can be great, but for someone who has wanted to do this their whole life, they know what is expected of them and they know what they can do to chase that dream.

It’s a little different and I think it would be a little harder for someone who has never watched wrestling before to come to this stage. When your ego is not involved, trust me, I had a little bit of an ego because I did wrestling in high school and college, but when you learn to go, ‘what’s the story?’ That’s the most important thing.

You have to let go of these egos. They don’t matter. They don’t sell pay-per-views. We need people to sell the story and sometimes people who have wanted to do this their whole life know better than anybody.”

AJ Styles will also earn as much as Goldberg thanks to his new WWE deal. It remains to be seen whether AJ Styles will be able to beat Edge at WrestleMania 38 or not.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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