In an electrifying development in the wrestling world, the stage is set for a monumental clash at the Royal Rumble this weekend. The spotlight is on the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship as Roman Reigns prepares to defend his title in a high-stakes Fatal 4-Way match.
Joining him in the ring will be a trio of formidable opponents: LA Knight, AJ Styles, and Randy Orton, each bringing their unique style and fanbase to this eagerly anticipated showdown. Adding to the excitement, AEW's Mark Henry, a respected figure in the wrestling community, recently appeared on "Busted Open Radio" and offered high praise for AJ Styles, one of the key contenders in the upcoming match.
Henry's words paint Styles as an exceptionally skilled athlete, likening him to a "five-tool player" with an extensive array of abilities. "AJ Styles is that guy," Henry remarked, emphasizing the depth of Styles' talent with a vivid metaphor.
He described Styles as possessing a truckload of tools, suggesting that the wrestler has such a vast repertoire of skills that he rarely gets to showcase them all. This high regard from a seasoned professional like Henry underscores the exceptional prowess and versatility that Styles brings to the ring.
Styles' WWE Odyssey
The journey of AJ Styles to WWE is a story of talent meeting opportunity. As noted by WWE Hall of Famer and current WWE CCO Paul "Triple H" Levesque, it was his encounter with Styles that led him to recommend the wrestler to the Stamford, Connecticut-based promotion.
Styles' profound understanding of the wrestling business left a lasting impression on Levesque. Following the end of his contract with NJPW in 2016, Styles, already a legend in TNA and widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, made the leap to WWE.
He made a stunning debut as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match that year, immediately making waves in the WWE universe. Since joining WWE, Styles has ascended to the top echelons of the industry, capturing the WWE Championship twice and firmly establishing himself as a mainstay of the WWE roster.
His recent return to WWE programming following a two-month hiatus has further fueled anticipation for his performance in the upcoming Royal Rumble, where he is poised to showcase his exceptional skills and vie for the prestigious Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.