WWE Star Recalls Great Advice From AJ Styles
A rising WWE star has opened up about some things he learned about being a better performer after talking to the legendary AJ Styles.
During his incredible 20+ year career on television, AJ Styles has accomplished a lot as a former TNA/Impact World Champion, a former IWGP World Champion and a two-time WWE Champion. It’s been a “Phenomenal” run for Styles, who returned to WWE TV this past Friday on Smackdown after missing over four months with a broken ankle.
It makes a lot of sense for a younger WWE talent to pick AJ’s brain and learn from him, so it’s no surprise when Omos revealed how AJ has already helped him a lot in his career.
In late 2020, Styles and Omos started to work together with Styles (as a heel) using the former basketball player as his bodyguard of sorts. The televised in-ring debut for Omos took place at WrestleMania 37 when he and AJ Styles dismantled The New Day to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions. That alliance led to a title reign of about 133 days (over six months), but then it was time for Omos to be on his own.
Omos was interviewed on Insight with Chris Van Vliet where the 7’3″ and 400-pound giant spoke about how AJ Styles taught him how to look meaner.
“Being vicious. That’s the thing, that’s what separates AJ from everybody else. AJ knows you are meant to be vicious, and you see it in his eyes when he truly wants to kill somebody. That’s what I learned from him as you know, when I was also under him, he mentored me, which he still does today because he’s one of my closest friends.”
“The look like you want to kill somebody, that is art. It’s not about what you do, it’s what’s in here what you conveyed in your eyes. And that was something I learned from him and I still do today, looking like I want to kill this guy, I want to murder him.”
While AJ Styles is not advertised for WWE Backlash this Saturday, May 8th in Puerto Rico, Omos will try to show off how vicious he is against Seth “Freakin” Rollins in singles action.