AJ Styles Says The Title Change At MSG Was Vince’s Idea, Talks Who He Wants To Work With Next & Main-Event WrestleMania – More


“The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles, as noted, was a recent guest on Edge & Christian’s “E&C Podcast Of Awesomeness”. In this portion of the podcast, Styles elaborated on winning the United States Championship at a WWE Live event. He also spoke on the hype around him having a potential match with Shinsuke Nakamura somewhere down the line & more.

Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)

Winning The US Title At A WWE Live Event:

“To me it’s smart, it’s something that hasn’t been done in a long time and to do it at Madison Square Garden and everybody with WWE knows that’s a big deal. I think it was awesome, I think it was very clever and I loved it. There was a pop, ‘he won! Yes!’ but, ‘well, who’s going to walk out there?’ and then, there was another pop because nobody walked out there. It was really cool, but it was smart to not do that every year, but every couple of years to do something like that. I think it just came down to doing something different and it was Vince’s call and no one else’s and yeah, it was great.”

Possibility Of The WWE Championship Changing Hands At A WWE Live Event:

“You never know and who knows? When the guys wrestling, whoever it may be wrestling Jinder Mahal, they may switch it. If you’ve got John Cena working Jinder Mahal on the main event or whatever, it could possibly happen. That’s a good idea, that’s a business move to some extent.”

Who AJ Wants To Work With:

“I have yet to wrestle Rusev and I think that would be really fun to wrestle a guy like him. But there are guys on the RAW side that I haven’t really been in the ring with like: Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor. I think people want to see. I’ve never worked Shinsuke Nakamura on US soil, so that could be a big deal as well. Hopefully, when it finally happens in WWE, it should be something big, it should be bigger than just a match. That’s the one I’d like to do at WrestleMania to be honest with you. But, I’ve let them know how important it is to me that we don’t do that, that we don’t just have a match. There’s so much build that can go into this and I almost feel like right before people think it’s about to happen, finally we get Nakamura and AJ Styles at this pay-per-view, something happens. Like, we can stretch this out as long as we want, to finally give you the big payoff when it’s necessary, the climax of it if you will.”

Main-Eventing WrestleMania:

“I would like to somehow find myself back at the main event. Everybody wants to be in the main event of WrestleMania. I’ll keep climbing that ladder and see where it takes me but there’s nothing better than being a part of WrestleMania except being in the main event of WrestleMania.”

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