AJ Styles

Hey Scott,
AJ Styles seems to be a bit of everything that Vince is usually repelled by: he’s small, he speaks with a Southern accent, he’s an Indy darling, he’s definitely not a Vince McMahon creation, etc. Why was it so easy for him to get a big-money deal, a direct path to the main roster, keep his ring name, and an almost immediate push? I was never a TNA guy and I knew Styles was good, but was he THAT good?

​Ratings and stock numbers being down + All your top babyfaces getting injured = Trying some wacky stuff to keep the machine rolling. If it was 3 or 4 years ago, he wouldn’t have a hope in hell, but AJ was the right guy in the right place at the right time in this particular situation.​