The Phoenix Times recently interviewed WWE World Champion, AJ Styles. He was asked if he wants to see WWE buy TNA and acquire its roster. Down below are some highlights.
On a potential match-up with Shinsuke Nakamura: “I think Shinsuke Nakamura’s going to have to work his way up to where I am. I don’t have to work myself to where he is. I’m the world heavyweight champion. So if he wants a piece of AJ Styles and can find a way of getting onto the SmackDown roster, he can come and get some. It may sound cliché, but he don’t want none. But, would people like to see that matchup? Absolutely. And I would love to give it to them.”
Styles on the idea of WWE buying TNA and obtaining their roster: “I don’t know. I think that I would love for them to be them and us to be us. Competition’s a good thing and to see some of my friends maybe losing their jobs, that’s never good. So I would love to see them continue to exist and do so.”
If he wants to see other Bullet Club members sign with WWE, like the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega: “Yeah, those guys, I would love to see ’em here. But the thing is that what’s more important to me is that they’re happy. And I know a lot of those guys are happy. But there’s a part of me, a selfish part of me, that wants my friends to be a part of it. And I know I’ve got good-hearted friends, they’re good people and I want good people to work here in the WWE. But it may not be the times. I’m sure there was guys who wanted me to be in the WWE long before I got here, but timing is everything.”