ROH announces A.J. Styles vs Matt Sydal for Reloaded Tour show in Wheeling, West Virginia. The company’s website releases statement.
Thanks to a video aired during ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA, we already know that MATT SYDAL finally makes his much anticipated ROH return on September 27! But now we know his very first opponent…AJ STYLES!
Styles is a guest on The Ross Report to discuss TNA, Ring of Honor and his childhood.
My dad was a Marine so I was born in North Carolina, after about a year we moved down to Georgia. So, I’m definitely a Georgia guy. There’s nothing that can tear me from the red and black.
Styles appears on Talk is Jericho to discuss leaving TNA, Hulk Hogan and Ring of Honor.
I did expect to retire from TNA. That’s what I wanted to do. I was very loyal to them. I busted my tail for them for eleven of years. But what I was told is TNA was horribly mismanaged and they couldn’t afford to pay me what I was making. So it was one of those things where I had to make a decision.
Styles talks to the Baltimore Sun about life and his career after leaving TNA Wrestling.
I have to tell you, man, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at all the things that have opened up for me. I realized that all the independents are alive and well. I’ve been able to wrestle all these guys, and have some dream matches in the fans eyes. It’s been awesome to work for Ring of Honor again. I also recently had the opportunity to start working with New Japan. So 2014 is becoming an awesome year for me.
Styles speaks to TheWrestlingMania.com about lawsuit threats and TNA wrestling.
We had something in the works, but then I got threatened by a TNA lawyer about some stuff that was going on – it was meaningless. We were going to do that in March, but now we’re looking at maybe coming over in June. The book should be done by then. So, it actually works out pretty good.
Styles talks to LAW Radio about rumors of him negotiating with WWE and his final days in TNA.
I know that’s some wishful thinking, but no, there was nothing. Not a phone call. Nothing. I wish I knew who these guys were that were presenting these rumors and whatnot, just so I could say, “Exactly tell me when they did call me, I’d like to know.” It’s just so bizarre, all the stuff that you hear.
Styles talks to SNS Radio about Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and issues in wrestling.
The whole independent contractor thing in pro wrestling doesn’t really work, it doesn’t make much sense but that’s the way its been run for so long. When it comes to independents i don’t think any owner or promoter should say ‘you cant work for this guy or this guy’ but when it comes to TNA and WWE, i understand with those bigger contracts.
Magnus defeats Styles to become the undisputed TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Magnus picks up the pinfall victory after outside interference from Roode at fifteen minutes and forty-six seconds.
Styles talks to TSN about Hulk Hogan and Bound For Glory.
Hogan can open up doors that we normally wouldn’t be able to open without that. He adds experience and it’s been an experience working for him.
Styles defeats Ray for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory. Styles picks up the pinfall victory at twenty-two minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Bad Influence retain the TNA Tag Team Championships by defeating Angle and Styles at No Surrender. The match comes to an end when Kazarian rolls up Styles for the pinfall victory at nineteen minutes and twenty seconds.
Angle and Styles defeat Bad Influence at Slammiversary to become the TNA World Tag Team Champions. Angle picks up the submission victory over Kazarian by applying an ankle lock hold at fourteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Roode fights Styles to a time limit draw in an iron-man match at TNA Final Resolution on pay-per-view. The match ends with both men scoring three pinfalls. Due to the draw Roode retains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Roode defeats Styles in singles competition at TNA Turning Point on pay-per-view to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Roode picks up the pinfall victory with a roll up pin at nineteen minutes and thirty-one seconds.
Styles defeats Daniels in singles competition contested under “I Quit Match” rules at TNA Bound for Glory on pay-per-view. Styles picks up the victory by threatening to use a screwdriver on Daniels to make him say “I Quit” at fourteen minutes.
TNA IMPACT makes its television debut on FOX Sports Net. The event features Abyss vs Shark Boy and A.J. Styles vs Chris Sabin vs Elix Skipper vs Michael Shane.