Nothing was ever going to be straightforward heading into WrestleMania 34 next month, and fans have understandably been worried about AJ Styles and whether or not he’ll be able to compete in New Orleans.
Over the weekend, WWE ran an injury angle with The Phenomenal One, with it originally being claimed that it was just a way to protect Styles further and keep fans invested in what’s going to happen. However, it was then revealed that Styles is genuinely injured which had thrown his WrestleMania 34 status up in the air.
AJ Styles was backstage at Monday Night RAW this week so he can be evaluated by WWE’s medical team. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer then cast further doubt over Styles’ involvement at the Grandest Stage of Them All on April 8 where he defends his WWE Championship in a dream match against Shinsuke Nakamura.
It all revolved around Meltzer not originally being told the severity of the injury. He claimed that if it was a minor injury and nobody had anything to worry about, then they would have received reassurance. His WrestleMania status was thrown further into doubt when he appeared on SmackDown LIVE but didn’t get physical.
Instead, he was phenomenally slow in trying to help The King of Strong Style fight off an attack from Rusev and Aiden English.
With this story hitting the headlines and casting his role into doubt, Styles has finally responded to the claims that he could be missing WrestleMania 34. He took part in an international media conference call to promote the match against Nakamura, and the fact that he took part in the call to promote the contest suggests the injury isn’t too serious.
When Catch-Newz asked about his injury and if he will compete, Styles confirmed he will be at WrestleMania.
According to Wrestling Inc, he said: “If my leg got cut off, I’d find a way to make it to WrestleMania.
“I will be wrestling Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania. Don’t worry about it, I’ll be fine.”
Fans will be relieved at this news, especially since the majority of WWE fans believe Styles vs. Nakamura is the match which deserves to be the main event of WrestleMania 34.
Styles has already reiterated that he plans on retiring in around one year now so, at this point in his career, the timing is everything. Knowing his toughness, he’d have probably held off on surgery until after WrestleMania if it was possible, but fans can now look forward to an incredible match.
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