WWE opened it’s ‘Forbidden Door’ of sorts back at the Royal Rumble, when IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James entered the match with her championship and IMPACT theme song, racking up two eliminations before being eliminated by Lita.
James was contacted to be a part of the Rumble due to her name recognition with the WWE audience, which is something that Raw star AJ Styles believes got her the spot in the first place.
Speaking with TV Insider, Styles was asked if he believes that WWE will be working with more companies following James’ appearance in the Rumble. Styles said that he expects WWE’s door to only open to other ex-WWE names.
“I think it all depends. First of all, I’m assuming we are only going to work with people who worked with WWE before, because we know what to expect from them. Mickie James is one of those, a great talent. It’s cool to see her bring the Impact championship to WWE with her. It’s good for everyone.”
Styles himself could be set to enter WrestleMania as the WWE Champion, as he will be a part of the Elimination Chamber match for Bobby Lashley’s gold at the Elimination Chamber event on February 19. Despite that, Styles still has his eyes set on a dream match with Edge at the show of shows. When asked about the match up, he said:
“I had the opportunity to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania. It was something I did not think I was going to get the chance to do. I was jealous of guys before who had the opportunity to do it. Edge is another of those guys. I didn’t think I would have this opportunity. I’d really like to see it happen. But I’m a team player. Whatever comes up when it comes to WrestleMania, as long as I’m there I’m happy.”
AJ Styles is currently 4-2 for the year 2022. For a full list of WWE’s men’s roster’s win/loss records for the year so far, click here.
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