A few months ago, Styles was in talks with WWE about a new contract. At the time, there was some speculation as to whether he would leave the company in order to sign with AEW.
The reason for that is due to the big money that he could earn as well as being good friends with several executives in the company such as Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. In the end, Styles decided to stay with WWE.
While doing his live stream on ‘Mixer,’ Styles made it known that he hopes AEW does amazing going forward.
“I do miss Kenny. Kenny is a good friend of mine. Kenny Omega is a great friend of mine — The Bucks, also, good friends of mine. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, AEW, I hope they just do amazing.” Styles expressed. “I hope they kill it. There’s no doubt in my mind that these guys are definitely going to work hard to make it something different, something new to be an alternative, and the great thing about this is it’s competition. Competition is always a good thing for fans. Like we want that. Competition makes everything better.”
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