Starting from the scratch to becoming one of the most sought after stars, AJ Styles has surely witnessed a ‘phenomenal rise’ in pro-wrestling. Being in such demand, it’s natural to be on the radar of several brands and it did happen to AJ. The WWE star was approached by none other than, AEW.
It’s not us speculating anything but Matt Jackson of AEW’s The Young Bucks recently revealed the brand’s plans. For those unversed, Matt is also one of the executive vice presidents of Elite wrestling. He stated that they had a plan of bringing ‘The phenomenal one’ for the debut episode.
The Young Bucks, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson, recently graced Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows’ Talk’n Shop Podcast. Matt said, “People don’t realize that when we were pitching to have you guys come in, it wasn’t just going to be the two of you, it was going to be another person who I won’t name, but another Bullet Club person who you may not want to talk about.”
Here, Matt is talking of none other than AJ Styles. Styles was the third member of the Bullet Club in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
“When we were originally going to do Dynamite, we were going to debut at Madison Square Garden. After the match, three of you, not just the two of you, the three of you were going to jump the guardrail and we were going to have like a Bullet Club reunion. We were gonna throw up the too sweet and then the three of you were going to jump us and make us bloody and destroy us and then we were going to be off to the races. And it obviously didn’t work out. I remember the first guy in this conversation we’re talking about right now, he buzzed us and he’s like ‘I just got too good of an offer, and I would have never got the offer without your guys offer, so I just wanted to say thank you,'” Matt Jackson added.