- As seen above, WWE posted video of AJ Styles arriving to the WWE Royal Rumble in Orlando on Sunday. AJ was apparently kept in a production truck until it was time for his surprise debut in the 30-man Rumble.
He commented on what was going through his mind as he entered the arena, "Everything's going through my mind right now. What's it going to be like? How are they going to respond to me? How is the WWE Universe gonna respond to AJ Styles? That's all going through my head and a number of other things. But I'm glad to be here."
Styles was also asked about the match being for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. He said, "The WWE Title being on the line, does it get much better than that? Does the opportunity get much better than that? I have as much right to be WWE Champ than anyone else in that ring and I'm going to take advantage of it."