AJ Styles is regarded as not just one of the best wrestlers within WWE, but one of the best professional wrestlers in the world. At the age of 43 the current Intercontinental Champion has been involved in some of the most memorable matches since joining WWE back in 2016.
The former WWE Champion has said that his current deal with WWE will be the last as an in-ring performer. He currently has a contract with Vince McMahon’s company until 2024 so that is quite a while away.
When asked recently on his Twitch Stream what the future holds for him, he stated that he would love to be part of recruitment and training for WWE. However, when a move to rival company AEW was mentioned he seemed open to working with them. Here is what he had to say:
“As far as AEW is concerned, never say never, right? But, I think once my career is done, I’m hopefully just going to work for WWE in some capacity. What would I do? I’d like to be a recruiter, go scout some guys, I think that would be fun. I would have no problem going to the Indies. I know we have scouts going to weightlifting contests and what not to get these big guys. I want to get guys and girls who have wanted to do this their whole life, give them some advice, check up on them from time to time, and help them get to the next level or the Performance Center. I think that’d be cool, to help somebody and see if they’re coachable.”
Styles then went into more detail about a potential move to AEW:
“A lot of my friends are [in AEW], guys I love, but I know what I’m doing in WWE. I know what’s asked of me and I kind of like that. Change always, some change, sucks. You know how one thing is done and the other is not worth the hassle. I don’t need, at least right now, to go anywhere else, so, why would I? But, again, never say never.”
How amazing would it be for AEW if they could sign The Phenomenal One?