During a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Seth Rollins commented on AJ Styles helping him early on during his career, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On AJ Styles: “You know, AJ’s cool. I mentioned Rey’s longevity. AJ is similar in that. He’s one of those guys too. Seems to get better like a fine wine, right. And he’s been such a mentor to me, over the years. I’ll tell you one quick story about AJ Styles. We were…this was when I was 19, 18 years old…we were on a show together and we wrestled. First time I ever wrestled AJ Styles, we had a really great match. He gave me an awesome match in front of my hometown, friends, and, family.”
On how AJ Styles helped him out and paid for his meal tab: “The next night we were on another show. The town was about a 5-hour drive. Maybe 6-hour drive away from where I was. And obviously, AJ was a star, so obviously, the promoter got him a flight. My partner and I, we had driven. We were on the same show, we didn’t interact on the show at all. But we went to eat dinner with a big group later that night and AJ picked up our meal tab. Because he knew that we were young guys just trying to make it in the industry and he still paid for our food when he didn’t have to. I told him thank you. ‘Anything you need, we’ll be there for you’ and stuff and he just told us to pass it on.”
On how Styles taught him to pass along the good will and pay it forward: “So, that’s something that stuck with me, when I was a young man and something that I try to do as I’ve moved into the next phases of my career is pass along the goodwill to the next generation.”
Watch @WWERollins share a very heart-warming story about @AJStylesOrg from before their #WWE days.
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