With the formation of All Elite Wrestling, and the imminent departure of his good friends Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson from WWE, it was regret to all that AJ Styles would join these members of the BULLET CLUB and they would arrive at AEW. However, this did not happen.
► AEW planned the appearance of AJ Styles in his debut episode
And it didn’t happen just because AJ Styles didn’t want it. Because everything was written for Styles to come to AEW in 2019, and in fact, AJ Styles’ appearance on the first AEW Dynamite show was planned and written.
Well, as I said before: this is a business. I’ll go where business is best for AJ Styles. I like WWE and I like everything about it. I know. I am used to this. I do not want to go. However, this is a business. This is what we do for a living. Was I close to going to AEW? I wouldn’t say I was close. Like I said, I want to be in WWE«.
And it is that, as is evident, WWE is a world-renowned machinery, while AEW is only known internationally thanks to the internet and the hardcore fans they can do in countries other than the United States.
Also, WWE offered AJ Styles a juicy contract to renew, and he knows that the exposure he has in WWE I can hardly find her anywhere else. A contract that, as revealed by the president of AEW, Tony Khan, in a reserved way, contained a fairly large salary offer with various benefits. This was what Styles responded to Khan when he decided to renew his contract with WWE in 2019:
«I received too good an offer, and I would never have received it had it not been for your offer, so I wanted to thank you. “
Styles is already in the twilight of his careerSo surely in the future he will be a part-time fighter. For now he wants to enjoy the reflective WWE gives him and the great money they give him. It is also necessary to rescue that although the Khan have money to throw to heaven, they are business people and they know that it is necessary to start with caution, because the ratings have not yet been established at a minimum of one million viewers.