It has emerged that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) wanted their debut Dynamite show in October 2019 to end with AJ Styles, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson debuting for the promotion.
That didn’t happen, as Styles, Anderson and Gallows all opted to re-sign with WWE that year. Styles spoke to Bleacher Report about this in a recent interview.
Styles explained that while he “likes” WWE, he will go wherever business is best for him. He did explain that he was never really close to joining AEW, however:
“Like I said, this is a business,” he said. “I’m going to go where business is best for AJ Styles. I like WWE. I like everything about it. And I know it. I’m used to it. I don’t want to leave. This is a business, though. This is what we do for a living. Was it close? I wouldn’t say it was close for me. Like I said, I want to be in WWE.
“The situation with Gallows and Anderson, you know, with everything that’s going on, they should have went ahead and went that route when their second contracts came around. But hindsight is 20/20. You’ve read the dirt sheets and whatnot, and you know how pissed I was about the whole situation. Not at them, but at the situation. I think they’re happier doing what they’re doing now. If that’s the case, then I’m happy for them and, like I said, everything happens for a reason.”
In another recent interview, Styles opeCed up about his retirement plans. You can find out exactly what the former WWE Champion had to say by clicking here.