In WWE, AJ Styles has won the WWE Championship twice, the United States Championship three times and the Intercontinental Championship once; his second reign as WWE Champion, which lasted 371 days (November 7, 2017 to November 13, 2018), is the eighth longest in the history of the title and the longest ever on the SmackDown roster.
Styles is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, so much so that he was included by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in the first place of the PWI 500 in 2010 and to be indicated by the same magazine as the best wrestler of the decade 2010-2020.
Shortly after his debut, The Phenomenal One entered a program with the face of the company, John Cena.
AJ Styles on John Cena
"Man, he was so much fun to work with," AJ Styles said. "We did some really good stuff.
He was so smooth and easy to work. That whole, "Beat up John Cena" thing was just a lot of fun. I actually had an idea for a shirt that said, "Beat Up Cena" or something like that, but when I pitched it to Vince, he said, 'You want me to promote a shirt rooting against my top baby face'? I just went ahead and let that one go."
One follower asked if he has any intentions on working Triple H before he retires from in-ring competition as well, and Styles revealed that he is open to the idea. "Should I throw it out there and send it out there that I'd be his last match," Styles asked.
"I would love to do that. I'll let him know I'd do that with him. Him and I have been in the same ring together but we were on the same team. It was when we were in Japan. It was basically The O.C. and Triple H; that was fun."
He simultaneously appeared in Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2002–2006, where he became the inaugural ROH Pure Champion. In 2014, Styles signed with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in his debut match, later winning it a second time and becoming the third leader of the Bullet Club stable.
Styles has also won various titles on international independent circuits, including the PWG World Championship. AJ Styles first appeared in WWE (then the World Wrestling Federation) in 2002, but turned down a developmental contract he was offered with the company.
He signed a multi-year contract with WWE fourteen years later in January 2016, making his full-time debut that month and going on to win the WWE Championship in September.