During a recent stream on Twitch, AJ Styles did confirm that he had talks with AEW officials last year.
This was during a time where he was trying to get a new contract done and used the rival promotion as leverage.
Here is what he had to say (H/T to Wrestling Inc):
“Yeah, there were talks,” Styles said. “Look, it’s a business. My contract in WWE was going to expire and there were talks happening.”
“The Bucks are my buddies,” Styles said. “We never discussed money or anything, but there were talks about coming in. Again, it’s all business.”