AJ Styles.

Paul Heyman calls AJ Styles the Shawn Michaels of his generation

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WWE's Survivor Series may not have been to everyone's taste, but there was one match on the card that stood out above all the rest, and this was the clash between Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles.

The match between the Universal Champion and the WWE Champion exceded most fan's expectations but ultimately the end result was not surprising as The Beast Incarnate came out on top over The Phenomenal One.

Styles produced a valiant effort during the contest, hitting Lesnar with several Phenomenal Forearms as well as an amazing 450 Splash, but in the end, all it took was one F-5 by The Beast to pin the WWE Champion and win the match.

It comes as no surprise to many that once again The Phenomenal One produced a Match of the Night outing, and everyone was impressed by his performance in the ring, but no one was more impressed than Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman.

Heyman spoke fondly about Styles after his match with his client, comparing him to WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and Ric Flair.

Heyman said: "I'm shocked. I've been an AJ Styles fan since before I was supposed to be an AJ Styles fan. I watched AJ Styles before anybody here was supposed to watch AJ Styles. He is more phenomenal than he gives himself credit for. If you're not an AJ Styles fan you shouldn't even be watching WWE.

"He's everything Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart, and Ric Flair were to their generation and he's updated it; he's evolved their styles to truly be the single most phenomenal in-ring performer I have ever had the honor and the pleasure of watching up close.

"I've been doing this my entire life. No one in the ring has ever compared to what I witnessed tonight when I had the best seat in the house and got to see AJ Styles up close.


"To you, sir, I have nothing but respect and admiration. Which is why, when they put this match together, when AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal to become the WWE champion, I dropped to my knees and I thanked god that Brock Lesnar gets to step into the ring with AJ Styles.

"Because it's one thing to eat through an entire division, it's another thing to step into the ring with AJ Styles and show the world that you can conquer those hopes, those dreams, that intensity, that underdog.

"Yes, Rocky lost at the end of the movie but he won the respect of the woman he loved. AJ Styles continues to earn your respect every single night that he performs. Tonight, he didn't just perform he fought.


"He took the fight to the Beast like very few ever have, which is why I stand before you tonight your humble advocate because I am truly with the champion of champions, the ultimate title holder, the reigning, defending, undisputed number one champion, then, now, and forever, Brock Lesnar."

Heyman certainly speaks the truth here, and hopefully, The Phenomenal One is able to entertain us with his ability in the middle of the ring for many years to come.

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