AJ Styles Talks About Being Unhappy Dropping Title To RVD, TNA's Mistakes & More
On Losing the Title to RVD: I definitely didn't understand it. For the life of me, I couldn't understand it. I was very surprised that I would lose that title after holding it for so long, and to somebody who has basically been out of wrestling for over a year, and was coming in from WWE. And he should have been tired from wrestling a match before that. It was like I'm not the star I thought I was. I guess I'm just a guy in TNA.
On the Changes TNA has Made: I think there are mistakes that have been done. Things where you have to look at it and realize you have to take a step back. There were some people brought in that I don't know that we needed, but there are other guys I think deserved a shot.
On Being the Face of TNA: I don't know. People tell me that I'm the face, but sometimes I don't feel like that. Don't get me wrong. My peers definitely treat me with respect. I guess sometimes I wish that the higher-ups would come to me sometimes and ask, "Hey AJ, what do you think about this?"
On Being Different: I don't want to be like anyone else. I want to be AJ Styles. I want people to look at me, and have me be separated from everybody else.
On his Favorite Feuds: Christopher Daniels, Joe, and myself had some great interactions. Kurt and myself, that was a great little program we worked. And even Abyss, we had some incredible matches. The list goes on. It actually seems like working with everybody in TNA has been a favorite.
For more from Styles, included what could have been had AJ accepted a WWE developmental deal in 2002, who he would "steal" from the WWE roster, and if TNA will do ECW some justice, go to thebradyhicks.com.