AJ Styles Speaks on TNA Creative Changes, WWE, Hardy & More

Nick Paglino

AJ StylesIn a recent interview conducted for AllWrestling.com, TNA Impact Wrestling star AJ Styles spoke on a number of topics, including creative changes in TNA, being offered a WWE deal, Jeff Hardy's return and more. Below are some interview highlights, which you can listen to if you click on the above link.

"I think if you ever give me the ball, I’ll score. But you have to give it to me. I have to play my part as well, I am a company guy. We all wrestle together, we entertain together and we all make money together."

On James Storm: "I can see he is doing what James Storm does best. Guess we will find out where it all leads."

On his match with Mr. Anderson against Daniels and Kazarian: "I haven’t been this happy about a match in a long time. I think it was outstanding. I think it was one of the better matches of the night. I’m so proud of Ken. We wrestle such a different style than Ken and for Ken to be right there toe to toe with us right along, right on time is super impressive."

"We, things hurt a little bit longer than they used to. As long as I can get in there and go to work. I know some guys have said that I’ve slowed down since I was in the Ring of Honor or whatever other indy I was in. That’s just working smarter, psychology. It’s about finding the right time to do something and making it special."

On Jeff Hardy's return and the promo Styles cut on him: "You know I spoke to Jeff about that. To be honest, I was pretty upset over that. I take a lot of pride in this company. I’ve put my body, my life, my livelihood for this company. But that has been totally squashed and he is kicking major butt right now. He is in great shape and he is in mentally great shape."

On the new TNA creative team: "Well, Matt Conway, I’ve been working with him. Lagana, I’ve actually communicate with him a lot and Bruce as well. I think the fact that we have been able to communicate is a plus. The lack of communication is what screws things up. Without that you can’t see their vision for what they want. You end up with two different pictures for the same thing."

On being offered a WWE developmental deal: "I could tell you what would have happened. Literally 3 months later, WWE pulled their developmental. I’m sure they would have just dumped my contract."

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