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WWE Star AJ Styles Reveals He Nearly Signed with TNA Instead of WWE in 2016

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AJ Styles recently disclosed that he, along with Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, came close to signing with TNA in 2016 instead of joining WWE. The trio met with TNA officials and discussed potential contracts, but ultimately decided against finalizing the deal.

Key Details

  • Styles, Anderson, and Gallows met with TNA and talked about contract terms.
  • They signed a non-binding agreement with TNA, but it held no real value or importance.
  • Styles expressed gratitude for how things turned out, as TNA faced financial issues at the time.

Styles’ TNA History

AJ Styles spent 11 years in TNA, establishing himself as a top star in the company. Given his history with the promotion, it’s not surprising that he considered re-signing with them in 2016.

Success in WWE

Since joining WWE, Styles has become a two-time WWE Champion, three-time United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and “WWE Raw” Tag Team Champion. He achieved six of those title reigns within his first three years in the company.

Memorable Debut

Styles made a memorable debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble, taking a chance on his career by joining WWE. This decision has paid off, as he has built a decorated career in the company over the past eight years.

Why It Matters

AJ Styles’ revelation about nearly signing with TNA instead of WWE in 2016 highlights the unpredictable nature of the wrestling industry. Had Styles and his companions joined TNA, their careers might have taken a significantly different path, given the company’s financial struggles at the time. Styles’ success in WWE demonstrates the impact that a single career decision can have on a wrestler’s legacy.

Do you think AJ Styles made the right choice by signing with WWE instead of TNA in 2016? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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