In an exclusive interview AJ Styles did with Newsweek, he has confirmed that the latest WWE contract he signed will be his last.
I can tell you that this contract that I’ve signed is my last. This is the perfect place for me to be. It’s family-oriented, I have no problem taking my family to the shows. It’s a PG product, which Ienjoy. I’m in the best place I can be for my career.
Back in March AJ Styles reportedly wanted something that resembled a “Randy Orton style contract” that had reduced dates. He shortly signed an extension after those reports. While the details of his extension are unclear, sources are saying that the early stages of the negotiations were for a three-year deal. At which point Styles would be 45 years old.
AJ Styles: A Phenomenal Career
It’s hard to imagine the world of professional wrestling without AJ Styles, who debuted all the way back in 1998. Throughout the years, many thought that Styles would never find his way to WWE. After a very successful run in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Styles debuted at the 2016 Royal Rumble. He’s been a main eventer pretty much his entire run, and is still wrestling at a high level. He just had the match of the night with Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank. A match that should also be in the contention for match of the year when 2019 comes to a close.
We’ve still got three more years of “The Phenomenal One” in WWE, and quite possibly wrestling in general. The moment AJ Styles decides to call it a career, he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. One of the all time greats who would have been a huge star in two different promotions, but wrestling at the same level no matter what his age.