First beginning his career in 1998, AJ Styles is now a veteran of 24 years. Throughout that time, ‘The Phenomenal One’ has enjoyed a flourishing career in WWE, IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and almost everywhere else in between.
He arrived in WWE in January 2016, entering as the third entrant in that year’s Royal Rumble match to a rapturous ovation. The man once thought of as ‘Mr TNA’ subsequently became ‘The Face That Runs The Place’ in the world of sports entertainment, having held the WWE, Intercontinental, United States, and Raw Tag Team Championships.
Even at 45-years-old, AJ Styles is still perceived as one of the best in the world. He’s slated for a key match at WWE Crown Jewel on November 5, teaming with his reunited OC partners in The Good Brothers for a six-man tag team outing vs. Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio of The Judgement Day.
AJ Styles Has No Plans For After Retirement
AJ Styles recently discussed what his plans, if any, are for when he hangs up his boots for good. Speaking with Corey LaJoie on Stacking Pennies, Styles noted how he’s not sure what to do when his in-ring days wind down:
“Who’s to know what that is? [Styles said about life after wrestling] And how we’ll deal with it. Being on the road as much as we are and then we’re at home, then what? What do you do? Do you have a hobby that you do that can, I don’t know, can take up – I don’t know.”
AJ Styles is currently signed to the Monday Night Raw roster, most recently wrestling on the red brand’s October 17 broadcast as he felled Dominik Mysterio.
Styles is credited with some of the company’s most acclaimed contests of the past six years. Specifically, his matches vs. The Undertaker, Ricochet, Seth Rollins, and John Cena are among the greatest of his career, with his and ‘Taker’s Boneyard match from WrestleMania 36 being WWE’s Match of the Year during the 2020 Slammy Awards.