At 39-years-old AJ Styles has been around the wrestling world for the last few decades and achieved feats that many stars could only dream of, but his latest one is definitely worthy of the history books.
Even better for Styles is the fact that he has managed to achieve this incredible accomplishment in less than three years! The Phenomenal One left TNA back in October 2013 as the World Champion, he then captured the IWGP World title just 14 months ago and now just eight months into his WWE career he is lifting the WWE Championship.
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AJ became one of the most shocking Royal Rumble entrants in WWE history when he was revealed to the WWE Universe earlier this year and was seemingly destined for great things from the beginning.
His short-lived reunion with The Club was followed by one of the matches of the year as he faced off against John Cena at WWE Money in the Bank before their subsequent rematch at last months SummerSlam event.
It was a match that was years in the making and AJ shockingly came out on top as the now self-proclaimed 'face that runs the place.' It's been a fruitful few months for the former NJPW superstar and he has proved many of the WWE Universe wrong by finding success with TNA's biggest rivals.
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STANDING WITH GIANTS
NXT's rise to power over the past year has allowed the company to offer many already established superstars the benefits of joining WWE with a much less hectic travel scedule, and this has meant that they have many history making athletes in their ranks.
The likes of former NXT Champion Samoa Joe who has also held the WWE and TNA World Championships. Finn Balor is a former NXT, IWGPJr and WWE Champion whilst Seth Rollins has held the NXT, ROH and WWE Championships and Kevin Owens has the ROH, NXT and Universal Championships under his belt.
The wrestling veteran is also a former ROH Pure Champion and PWG Champion which puts him completely in a class of his own. Given the fact that WWE used to be known as the 'land of the giants' when it comes to records, it seems Styles is a giant in his own right.
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