By Nicholas A. Marsico @nickmarsico on August 23, 2014
A.J. Styles has wrestled all over the world, from Mexico to Japan, Germany, The United States, Canada and everywhere in between. He has wrestled for every big company in the world except for one: WWE. Here's five reasons why he should sign with the WWE.
With the current influx of international stars and big names from the U.S. independent scene, A.J. Styles fits the bill as a member of both categories. He has great abilities in all styles (no pun intended) of wrestling and knows how to adapt to his surroundings and play to crowds of all sizes. He has grown as a talker as well -- a small chink in the armor that time in the Performance Center may help him finally conquer.
Styles isn't a one-dimensional wrestler by any definition. He has had a reputation for a long time as one of the "flippy" guys who can do a bunch of high-flying stuff but can't keep up when he has to tone it down and wrestle at a slower pace, but hat could not be further from the truth. A.J. has shown the ability to not only do it all, but he can excel in every type of match, which is rare. He's one of the most well-rounded wrestlers of all time.
TNA squandered a massive amount of time and money when it came to the treatment and handling of Styles. This is a guy who started off in 2002 as one of the premiere faces of the company - a guy you could use as the cornerstone, backbone, and tippy-top main star. He was given that role sporadically, but much like many other stars who didn't make it big in WWE or WCW first, he was often pushed to the wayside for somebody who was "established".
Styles is the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, which is the top championship of the top company in Japan and one of the biggest pro wrestling companies in the world, New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is a major star in Ring of Honor, and promotions all over the globe have his phone ringing off the hook since he left TNA. He is a big deal for literally every wrestling company that exists in the world today except for WWE.
The subject of dream matches always comes up when talking about a wrestler who has never been in a certain promotion. A.J. has wrestled everybody, but when it comes to WWE, the possibilities are bigger than ever: Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Big Show, Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston -- just to name a few. A.J. can have a classic with almost any wrestler on the planet -- heck, he already has. Let's see what he can do with a new crop!
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