The timing of former WWE Champion AJ Styles’ contract with the sports entertainment company couldn’t have come at a better time due to the launch of All Elite Wrestling.
We noted earlier on the site that Styles’ contract with the WWE is set to expire in April. With AEW being backed by big money, there’s some speculation that Styles could make the jump from the WWE to AEW due to not only the financial reason but also due to his friendships with key members of management such as The Young Bucks.
On the latest The Taz Show, the former WWE Superstar/commentator talked about how AEW needs a component to make the promotion work and how Styles could sign with them if they offer him enough money.
“These are things that have to come out before I start saying, ‘Oh, this guy is going to jump to AEW.’ I understand you have a man with a family with a lot of money who can cut checks for anything they want. But there’s a lot more to having a successful wrestling company than having a gigantic bank book and a few men who know what they’re doing. You need other component to make it successful. I don’t want people to think I’m knocking AEW, I’m not, I’m just being honest. I think people—mostly fans—are getting ahead of themselves with this.”
“If AJ were go to AEW—if that were to happen, he’s going to need a lot of money,” Taz said. “I would assume that. He’d be right to want a lot of money, he’d be right to get a lot of money because he’s earned that.”
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcript