Since joining Vince McMahon’s company, former WWE Champion AJ Styles has had classic matches with the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, John Cena, Daniel Bryan and most recently Seth Rollins at this year’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view event.
Speaking to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Styles spoke about his first match with Seth Rollins back in 2006, and how he is not surprised that the Universal Champion has reached the heights that he has:
“I’ve been told that after that match, his parents realized he was going to be really good at this. There was something about Seth that you can’t explain, but it’s an ‘It’ factor and he had it that young. 13 years ago, I was absolutely, 100 percent correct when I said Seth is going to be a big thing.”
However, there is one other former World Champion who AJ Styles revealed he still wants to face in what would be a “Dream Match”, and the prospect is truly mouth-watering:
“I’ve had a lot of dream matches here, but it isn’t up to me, it’s the WWE Universe and what they want, their dream match. They’re spending hard-earned money to see these dream matches, so I want to be sure I give that to them. I have yet to be able to get in there with Rey Mysterio like I would like to because I know how good he is. Any time I’m with [Luke] Gallows and [Karl] Anderson, I feel like we bring out the best in each other as far as entertainment goes.”
With both men on Raw, the prospect of an AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio match is now more likely than ever. However, the match certainly won’t be happening in the next month, as it was recently revealed he will be out of action for at least four weeks after suffering a shoulder injury.
Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.