I admit once again: I am not supremely familiar with his body of work. I have not watched hours of his matches. I am, however, aware of his reputation and his resume. And, it’s worth mentioning, that unlike most other TNA stars who make a pit stop in NXT, AJ Styles leaped right into the WWE, coming in as the third man in the Rumble.
I fully expect and hope that our knowledgeable WNZ readers will have some really good comments on this one, but for now, here are mine:
It is honestly hard not to like, or to be intrigued, at what we saw on Sunday. It may not have been the most shocking debut in history, but it was certainly respectable. Styles was in the match quite a while. He got to show off a good bit of his in-ring skill, though a lot of it was often teased. That’s to be expected, though, especially in a match like the Rumble. With so many other men in the match, it’s often hard to really execute your signature moves. So I don’t take points off for that.
What did I think of as I saw him perform?
Clearly, there’s a spark there between he and Kevin Owens. I could get into a program with those two.
He would seem to work well against a speedy Superstar, like a Sami Zayn or a Neville.
And, I admit this one is months away…but could you imagine a match of Seth Rollins versus AJ Styles?
So, in my eyes, I’d say his ceiling is pretty limitless. Think about it. I mentioned him going up against a former Intercontinental Champion, and looking forward to a match between himself and a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. I see no reason why he couldn’t contend for either of those titles, or any other one he chooses to seek.
Where will he focus on first?