PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA will be letting AJ Styles to defend the title outside of the company to further the angle that he is no longer under contract. TNA plans to send Styles to The Great Muta's promotion in Japan, as well as AAA in Mexico. He will claim to be the real world champion during his time in these areas which will eventually lead him back to TNA. It will also set up a Champion vs. Champion match down the line.
Furthermore, TNA writers have been heavily criticized for the booking of this past week's Impact Wrestling. There was questions about changes, but it has been the same writers each week that wrote heading into Bound For Glory.