BORN   June 2, 1977
HEIGHT   5 ft 11 in
RELATION(S)   Wendy Etris (Spouse)

AJ Styles made his pro-wrestling debut in 1998. During the early stages of his career, Styles was mostly competing on several independent wrestling promotions. His first big break was his stint with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 2011. He at that point moved to TNA in which he stayed from 2002 to 2013. His tenure in TNA earned him immense popularity across the wrestling fraternity. He is a three time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and two time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He completed the TNA Triple Crown five times and became the first ever pro-wrestler to do as such. He is likewise a two time winner of TNA Grand Slam.

Post TNA, Styles spent a brief period of time in ROH and in the wake of becoming the ROH Pure Champion, he moved to NJPW. He won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in his debut match and went on to pick up the title once again during his time there. He additionally took over the Bullet Club and began leading them.

AJ Styles WWE

In January 2016, Styles signed with the WWE. Interestingly, this was not AJ Styles' first introduction to the WWE Universe. He had additionally been approached by the WWE fourteen years prior, during the early days of his pro-wrestling career.

In 2002, AJ Styles would not sign with the WWE when he was offered to be a piece of the improvement program. However, he was currently going to be invited in the WWE as an established Superstar. Prominently known as the "Marvelous One", AJ Styles debuted on WWE as the eighteenth wrestler in the Royal Rumble 2016. In spite of the fact that he was dispensed with by Kevin Owens, he entered the field to a boisterous pop and was quickly established as the fan top pick. Before long, he picked a feud with Chris Jericho and both proceeded with the rivalry on Crude and SmackDown. Be that as it may, he shaped a label group organization with Jericho to acquaint Y2AJ with the world. Together, they took on The New Day.

AJ Styles and Jericho by and by entered into a feud and that ended in Styles' destruction at WrestleMania 32. AJ Styles likewise became the main contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Champion to challenge Roman Rules. After different feuds, Styles was drafted to the SmackDown brand where he became the top Superstar.

Major Fueds

As per the storyline, Styles was terminated after he trapped SmackDown Official, Shane McMahon. He initiated a rivalry against the Position which brought about probably the best portion in his WWE run. He defeated Shane O'Mac in WrestleMania 33 and ended that feud. Styles at that point initiated a rivalry with WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal. The two fought for very long with most fans pulling for The Sensational One. In the long run, Styles defeated Mahal on SmackDown to win the WWE Championship and it was following thirteen years that a title had changed hand on a Tuesday night at SmackDown Live.

Styles additionally fought Mahal at Conflict of Champions 2017 and held his title that he as of now holds. He has been tested by Shinsuke Nakamura for the title after the last won the 2018 Royal Rumble. The two have shared history during their run in NJPW which makes their upcoming feud a fantasy match.

AJ Styles held the WWE Championship for 511 days. He dropped the title to Daniel Bryan on November 13, 2018 on SmackDown.

Finishing Moves

  • Calf Crusher (WWE) Calf Killer (NJPW/TNA/W-1) (Calf slicer) – 2013–present
  • Figure-four leglock (adopted from Ric Flair)
  • Flying armbar – 2008–2009
  • Frog splash – 2003–2006
  • Phenomenal Forearm (Springboard forearm smash) – 2016–present; used as a signature move from 1998–2016
  • Spiral Tap (Corkscrew senton bomb) – 2002–2013 (used rarely thereafter)
  • Styles Clash 

Signature Moves

  • Phenomenal Blitz (Two punches followed by a shoot kick followed by a back fist followed by a lariat) – 2013–present
  • Brainbuster -- sometimes onto the ring apron
  • Discus clothesline
  • Diving knee drop
  • Fosbury Flop (Over the top rope moonsault plancha)
  • Frankensteiner, sometimes inverted or preceded by a kip-up
  • Shooting Styles Press (Springboard shooting star plancha) (2001–2005)
  • Fireman's carry facebuster
  • Hollow Point (Kneeling Piledriver)– 2014–2015
  • Multiple DDT variations Multiple kick variations
  • Multiple suplex variations
  • Over-the-shoulder back-to-belly piledriver
  • Rack Bomb (Argentine powerbomb)
  • Running swinging neck breaker
  • Sliding forearm smash

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