“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles has one of the most decorated careers in all of professional wrestling and he is a sure-shot first ballot future Hall of Famer. Styles has a career which spans over two decades and he really made a name for himself in the Indie scene, NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling/TNA before making his way to the WWE. AJ Styles’ first run in the WWE took place from 2001-2002, when he would face his trainer Rick Michaels prior to an episode of WWE RAW on July 9th, 2001. Following a number of matches for the WWE, Styles was offered a developmental contract, but he ultimately declined the deal because it would have interfered with his wife’s college plans.
AJ then worked in several pro wrestling promotions before competing in IMPACT/TNA from 2002-2014. The Phenomenal One then made his way to NJPW, where he would stay from 2014-2016 before making a shocking appearance in the 2016 WWE Royal Rumble Event during the 30-Man Royal Rumble Matchup and he has since won the WWE Championship on two occasions, the WWE Intercontinental Championship once, the WWE United States Championship 3 times and the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship once.
These aren’t the only accomplishments AJ Styles has had in the WWE as The Phenomenal One has competed in more matches in the WWE in the 6 years he has been with the company than he has during his time in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. It was revealed that Styles has wrestled in 545 matches in TNA between 2004 and his final match in the promotion, which was in 2013, while his current match record in the WWE is 556 and that number will only grow week in and week out.
Styles also competed in 97 matches for the NWA/TNA brand, so if that will be added, then Styles still has 87 matches to compete in before he can officially break the record, but since he competes in most of the WWE’s shows, it is very likely that AJ will break that record.
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