WWE Champion A.J. Styles recently spoke with USA Today’s “For The Win” blog to promote next month’s WrestleMania 34 pay-per-view. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On rumors of him suffering an injury and how he is doing: “A little of nothing. It was just one of those… got hit in the back of the knee. I think it scared more people than it actually scared me. I knew I was going to make it to WrestleMania, there’s nothing wrong with me.”
On the Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka match for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34: “Charlotte, definitely one of the best women’s performers in the WWE, and Asuka, of course, she’s no slacker either. You put these two in the ring…. It’s almost like the same build-up [to Nakamura-Styles]. It’s a match that I want to see, and now the opportunity of it finally happening is very exciting. This WrestleMania is probably one of the best cards in a long time for exciting matches.”
On if he’s thankful that a match against Shinsuke Nakamura is still fresh heading into their showdown at WrestleMania 34: “You know what’s great about that is the same thing happened in Japan, and the same thing’s happening here in WWE. That’s a good thing. There are matches that you can have over and over and over again and people will love it, but there are some matches that you wish you had and you never got the opportunity to see it — this is it.
“This is the match I think a lot of people wanted to see, and I think we proved that at Money In The Bank. The build-up just to that moment was great… The opportunity to do it at WrestleMania is perfect, and the fact that we haven’t touched in a one-on-one competition? Perfect.”
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Check out the complete A.J. Styles interview at USAToday.com.
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