AJ Styles Says WWE’s Main Roster Approach “Ruined A Lot Of Lives”

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AJ Styles had some big praise for Triple H.

Since Triple H assumed creative control of WWE, the company has undergone several changes, most of which have been hugely popular with talent. As Vince McMahon’s departure became more and more final, the more The Game looked to move on and build the company as he saw fit.

In a new interview with Shakiel Mahjouri, AJ Styles became the latest star to throw his support behind Triple H. The Phenomenal One admitted WWE’s previous approach to NXT call-ups hadn’t been appropriate, believing some talents weren’t given enough of a chance to impress.

“He’s really smart and he really cares. That’s what we need. We need someone who not only wants to put on a great product but cares about the people that are working for him and doing their best. Sometimes we hit a wall and we’re not sure exactly what they want or what they want us to do. Just having that communication to say, ‘Hey man, this is what I need.’ It flips just like that and you understand it.

Sometimes we just need time, maybe more time in NXT. I appreciate the fact that he cares about [us] because I’ve seen so much talent that definitely had a right to be in the WWE, but we didn’t give enough time to develop. I feel like we kind of ruined their lives to some degree because this is the peak of wrestling and we just said, ‘you’re not good enough’.

I hate that. That’s not true mind you, but that’s what we’ve said doing what we were doing and I don’t think Triple H is willing to do that without giving someone a chance.”

AJ Styles To Challenge Cody Rhodes

At Backlash, AJ Styles will challenge Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Championship. Styles earned his shot at the gold after overcoming LA night on SmackDown. The match will be the first time the former Bullet Club members have met in the ring.

You can find the full card below.

  • The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill – Women’s Tag Team Championship
  • Randy Orton & Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa & Tama Tonga
  • Damian Priest (c) vs. Jey Uso – World Heavyweight Championship
  • Bayley (c) vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton – Women’s Championship
  • Cody Rhodes (c) vs. AJ Styles – Undisputed WWE Championship.

Meanwhile, John Cena and Charlotte Flair have been pictured in France, sparking speculation they could make surprise appearances on the show.

H/t to Fightful