AJ Styles On How It Was To Work With Roman Reigns, Why He Was Unsure About His Entrance Theme

AJ Styles was recently interviewed on CBS Sports' "In This Corner" podcast to promote tonight's WWE No Mercy pay-per-view. Below are some highlights:

His reaction when he first heard his entrance theme:


"I didn't know what to think of it, to be honest with you. I liked it but at the same time I was like, 'Will the WWE Universe love it?' You are seeing it from a different view than everyone else because you think it's talking about you and you specifically. 'Is it a bad thing that they are calling me a 'redneck?' I don't mind being called a redneck. I am a redneck. Is that a bad thing? Can people relate to someone being called a redneck?' All this stuff came out. But it fit me like a glove, there's no question about that."

Working with Roman Reigns:

"I look back at stepping stones and that was one of them wrestling Roman because he was definitely a big name here at WWE and still is. I wanted to show that we could have a great match but little did I know how great Roman was — a lot better than most people think. He was outstanding.


"He's a lot more athletic than people ever knew. He's on another level and I was glad to be in the ring with him to show everybody that he is and that this guy can hang with AJ Styles. To me, it was a great feud."

AJ also discussed working with John Cena, his Royal Rumble debut and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: In This Corner Podcast