Emma’s Top Rope Pick
Professional wrestler AJ Styles real name is Allen Neal Jones and he was born on June 2, 1977. He is currently 34. He made his debut into the professional wrestling world in 1988.He debuted in the Georgia-based National Championship Wrestling promotion he wrestled as Mr Olympia, a masked wrestler. By August 1999, he had won the Television Championship. In December 1999 he was renamed A.J. Styles. Styles won his second Television Championship on January 8, 2000. In 2001 he was offered a contract by WCW placed in a tag team named Air Raid. Air Raid made appearances on WCW Thunder, and on the March 5, 2001, episode of WCW Monday Nitro they were entered in a tournament for the newly created WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship. However they were eliminated from the tournament in the first round. When WWF bought WCW he left without a job. He returned to NWA Wildside in 2001 and remained there until 2005. He then went to ROH in 2002. He remained there until 2006. In May 2002, Styles was signed to a non-exclusive contract by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and was dubbed “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles. He remains in TNA currently.
His Finishing moves are Figure-four leglock – 2010–2011; adopted from Ric Flair, Flying armbar– 2008–2009, Frog splash– 2003–2006; used rarely as a finishing move thereafter, Spiral Tap (Corkscrew somersault transitioned into either a leg drop or a senton bomb) – 2001–2007; used rarely thereafter, Styles Clash (Belly-to-back inverted mat slam, sometimes from the second rope), Superman (Springboard 450° splash).
All Access Wrestling AAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Ballpark Brawl Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Christian Wrestling Federation / Christian Wrestling Entertainment CWF/E Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
International Wrestling Cartel IWC Super Indies Championship (2 times)
Independent Wrestling Revolution IWR King Of The Indies Championship (1 time)
Maximum Pro Wrestling Max-Pro Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
Midwest Pro Wrestling MPW Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
New Korea Pro Wrestling Association NKPWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
NWA Wildside NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
NWA Wildside Television Championship (3 times)
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG Championship (1 time)[
Ring of Honor ROH Pure Wrestling Championship (1 time)
ROH Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Amazing Red
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
NWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Jerry Lynn (1), Abyss (1), and Christopher Daniels (2)
TNA Legends/Global/Television Championship (2 times)
TNA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
TNA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Tomko
TNA X Division Championship (6 times)
World Wrestling All-Stars WWA International Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
He has talked about growing up in poverty with an abusive and alcoholic father. He went college in Anderson, South Carolina, on a partial wrestling scholarship after graduating from Johnson High School in Gainesville, Georgia, class of 1996. He is married with 3 sons. And has gotten a tattoo down the right side his body that reads AJ 05-03-05 02-14-07 09-15-09 and represents the initials and birth dates of his three children. He is a Christian. He states that in his life, “It’s God first and family second.”
How he has impressed me throughout his career…
He has helped shape TNA. He in my opinion helped make not Jeff Hardy. And TNA seems to realize and respect that. He is a great highflyer. It seems like he is just a natural when it comes to wrestling. Phenomenal really is the perfect word to describe him. TNA saw what they had and took advantage of it. It wouldn’t matter where he goes. He is just all around entertaining.
I remember Air Raid. Shocking I know hahaha. They were pretty good. I’m sure if WCW lasted longer, they would’ve been used more, I think.
If Impact goes under and WWE buys them out, he’s one of the guys I can see going into the HOF after he retires.
I hope TNA does something to piss him off greatly so he accepts an offer from WWE.
Good work, Emma. Nice pick.
I disagree James, he’s one of TNA’s only ‘original’ interesting wrestlers. So TNA would suck worse without him, lol.
haha I know, but I’m being greedy and want him in WWE. I feel TNA has farted him around the last 2 years and made him almost unknown. Him and Joe were running TNA before this whole Hogan shit.
Would love to see him come to WWE and begin a feud with Evan Bourne! That would be cool!
His rib tattoos are fucking awesome! So cool.
@ Capt. Smooth- i agree
@Violentshadows-I doubt that will happen
@Ray-Thanks i figured i ought to start with a TNA original
@ry3694-Well if WWE gets rid of Evan TNA may consider taking him agian and using him now that they see what he is caplable of so we could see Bourne vs. Styles
Bourne vs Styles would be amazing, they’ve wrestled in ROH but not many have seen it, including me.
I have not seen it either. I would love to. It would be a great match.
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I want Styles vs. Rey(in his prime).
That would be a good match too.
Thats the thing about highflyers you put 2 amazing highflyers agianst each other and you get an unbelievable match.
I want Vader in his prime vs. Cena. Between Vader doing the moonsault off the top rope to Cena doing the F.U. on Vader, it would be a sight to behold.
I love AJ Styles, but I’m not sure he’d thrive in the WWE either, he’s better off in TNA (A TNA without Hogan and Bischoff destroying it) Hogan and Bischoff are the main reasons I stopped watching it altogether, It’s terrible.
Aww I remember getting my Mum to get SKy TV just so I could get The Wrestling Channel so I could watch AJ on TNA. How times have changed.
If TNA could go back to what it was with originals like AJ Styles they would be better than WWE right now