AJ Styles, who is rumored to have given his notice to New Japan Pro Wrestling for a main roster WWE spot, has been pulled from advertising from several Ring of Honor shows. This includes the ROH 14th Anniversary PPV event.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, there were also rumors that Rocky Romero and Tama Tonga may be leaving the company as well. Dave Meltzer said on this morning’s show that he hasn’t heard that either man gave their notice, but would look into it. Tonga is the son of legend Haku/Meng, who appeared as a Bullet Club member at Wrestle Kingdom 10 and New Year Dash
NJPW ran an angle this morning where Bullet Club member Kenny Omega turned on AJ Styles after the two defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and YOSHI-HASHI. The rest of the group, including Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows also turned on Styles.
After the beatdown at the hands of the Bullet Club, AJ Styles got to his feet and bowed to the crowd. This really seemed like a farewell for Styles, who has competed there since 2014, and took leadership of Bullet Club after Finn Balor left.
Wrestling Inc has a full report of NJPW’s New Year Dash show, which is available on NJPW World with English commentary. We also have exclusive interviews with both AJ Styles and “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson from last week.