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AJ Styles explains why NXT wasn’t an option for him when he signed with WWE

WWE United States Champion AJ Styles opened up on the reason that he thought it was best for him to bypass NXT and go straight to the main roster once he signed with the company.

He did so while speaking to Cathy Kelley on WWE Now.

“I wasn’t the youngest guy, going through NXT was not going to be an option unless you’re talking about a month just to get used to everything and learn how WWE works. Literally, everything worked out the way I needed it to.”

Styles made his WWE debut in 2016 by being a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match. Since that time, he has grown into being one of the top stars for the company. He’s also had the chance to share the ring with big names and winning several titles.

Styles continued, “Sometimes, I’m very jealous of the people who went through NXT because they know each other so well. Time is of the essence for me to get to the main roster and do what I do.”

The video is timestamped to his comments above. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:


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