AJ Styles has revealed that he would have loved to have shared the ring with TNA legend Abyss in WWE.
While AJ Styles is a former WWE Champion and is a regular fixture on WWE programming, he first rose to prominence in TNA, which later became IMPACT Wrestling.
From 2002 until 2014, Styles appeared with the promotion and cemented his reputation as one of the best wrestlers in the world with a series of matches against the likes of Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe.
Another of Styles’ rivals during this period was Abyss, also known as Joseph Park. The star has since joined WWE and has been working as a producer since January 2019.
Speaking in a new interview with Metro.co.uk, Styles admitted that he would have loved to have shared the ring with his former rival in WWE. Although Abyss did appear as Styles’ statistician on an episode of SmackDown in 2020, he said that it would have been fun for the pair to team together in a WWE ring.
“If it were up to me, I would’ve tagged with Abyss. Little things – Joseph A. Park, what a moment,” he said. “I wish I could’ve had the opportunity to have him in a match here. It would’ve been great for him, and it would’ve been fun for me.”
During the conversation, Styles also said that while it was a blessing to work with The Undertaker, he would have also liked to have wrestled Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
“I never thought I’d get the opportunity to work with these guys. It’s a blessing for me to have gotten to work with Undertaker. I wanted to work Triple H. I wanted to work Shawn Michaels. I’m jealous of the guys that had the opportunity that I didn’t. But it wasn’t meant to be.”
AJ Styles is currently embroiled in a feud with Edge and Damian Priest. After being defeated by the WWE Hall of Famer at WrestleMania 38, the pair will meet once more at WrestleMania Backlash.