AJ Styles has been part of WWE for over 8 years now and he has seen quite a few Superstars come and go. Therefore, it comes as no surprise Styles is now questioning WWE’s decision on releasing stars.

While speaking with the Battleground Podcast, AJ Styles expressed his perspective on WWE’s evolution under Triple H’s leadership, emphasizing the company’s global reach and longevity.

Styles encouraged talents who may have been hesitant about joining WWE in the past to reconsider, noting that it’s not the same company Vince McMahon once ran. Styles highlighted WWE’s recent deal with Netflix to carry Monday Night Raw and emphasized the company’s commitment to staying in the industry for the long haul.

”I wish more guys who I think would do well in WWE who may have been afraid as far as past things have happened with Vince (McMahon) being there, I wish that they would understand that WWE is in this for the long run. We’re talking about 10 years on Netflix, possibly 20 years, you know? That’s a long time. We’re not going anywhere and the fact that you could come here and you can have a job as long as you can produce for as long as you want it and depending where you’re from, you could reach out to other countries. So I just wish more guys would understand this. We are not just in the United States of America, we’re not just in England. We are global. We’re even bigger now than we’ve ever been. Places that we weren’t able to go, now we’re in.”


He also discussed past WWE releases, expressing his confusion over why talents weren’t given the opportunity to restart their careers in NXT instead. Styles emphasized Triple H’s approach to talent development, focusing on improving and bringing out the best in individuals rather than highlighting their shortcomings.

Styles stressed the importance of making everyone feel valued and acknowledged Triple H’s efforts in that regard. Ultimately, Styles emphasized the significance of WWE’s global presence and the opportunities it provides for talent to thrive.

”So, I just wish they could see that and know that, listen, this isn’t the same WWE that Vince was in charge of. I really believe Triple H looks at our talent and go, let’s get ’em better or let’s find ways to bring out the best in them rather than show off the worst because a lot of those guys and girls, when they got released from WWE, it crushes ‘em. I never understood why we’d wanna do something like that, rather than, okay, let’s just send ‘em back in NXT.”

”They just need a little bit more work or something like that. But, being released, it’ll crush you and I don’t wanna see people, you know, their lives being ruined because of a job. At the end of the day, it’s just a job. But still, it’s something they’ve worked for their whole life and then when you’re told you’re not good enough, man, that sucks. But it’s not the way it is these days. Not with Triple in charge. I think he’s doing a great job of making everyone feel important.”

At WWE WrestleMania 40, AJ Styles is set to face off against L.A. Knight in singles match. The rivalry between them intensified when Styles intervened during the men’s Elimination Chamber match, resulting in Knight’s elimination. Nevertheless, many fans will agree with what Styles had to say regarding WWE releases.

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