Recently on The Taz Show: Bodyslams & Beyond, Taz spoke with A.J. Styles from New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Styles discussed the possibility of signing with WWE/NXT and which professional wrestler he would like to work with who he has never had the opportunity to face thus far in his professional wrestling career.
In regards to whether NXT is an option, Styles said that he is very happy in his position now, but he acknowledged that he hears the chatter of fans wanting him to go to NXT. Styles indicated that he is interested in making the best business decision for his family at this point in his career, and if that means signing with NXT he is open to the idea.
"At this point in my career, I'm going to go do what's best for my family and I want to do what's best to provide for them. So, the business that we're in, [if] the business could be better somewhere else, then that's where I'm going to go. That's what I'm going to do. So, like I said, it's a business plan. Wherever the plan takes me, that's where I'll go."
When asked which wrestler he would like to face who he has not had a chance to compete against yet, Styles said he would like to face Rey Mysterio, Jr., although making it happen could be difficult since Mysterio works with AAA in Mexico and Styles is with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, which is affiliated with rival promotion, CMLL.
"I'd like to wrestle Rey, Rey Mysterio, before he retires. I think we could have a pretty cool match and it would be a pretty big match, the two of us, so I'd probably get that done." Styles continued, "I would imagine you would have to come off the hip with some money for Rey, but it would be fun! It depends where we do it. The problem is he works for AAA and I work for New Japan and New Japan works for CMLL, or works with CMLL, so that's the big dilemma. It would have to be an independent [show] for us to meet."
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Source: The Taz Show: Bodyslams & Beyond