AJ Styles returns to in-ring action at WWE live event

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WWE fans can breathe a sigh of relief about the status of the WWE Champion.

AJ Styles made his name known while in TNA Wrestling, now known as Impact Wrestling, from 2002–2013 well before he signed with the sports entertainment company.

While in the promotion, Styles held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice. Also, he was the first holder of the X Division Championship, a title he held six times.

Styles was the first professional wrestler ever to complete the TNA Triple Crown (five times) and the TNA Grand Slam (two times). Styles accomplishments continued from there.

He appeared in Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2002–2006 where he became the first ROH Pure Champion.

In 2014, Styles signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and won his first of two IWGP Heavyweight Championships in his debut match with the company.

Styles first appeared on WWE television in 2002 but turned down a developmental contract he was offered by the company.

He signed a multi-year contract with WWE fourteen years later in January 2016 and made his re-debut at that month's Royal Rumble.

After appearing at his first WrestleMania that April against Chris Jericho, Styles headlined multiple pay-per-view events and won winning WWE Championship at Backlash in September.

He held the title up until 2017's edition of the Royal Rumble in January. Styles has also won the United States Championship twice. He then won the WWE Title in late 2017.

It’s been well documented that the WWE held a live event last weekend in New York City, NY at the Madison Square Garden. At the event, the sports entertainment company did an angle that made fans believe that Styles suffered a serious injury.

It was then reported that Styles is dealing with an injury but has yet to confirm exactly what the injury is.

At Saturday’s WWE event in Trenton, NJ at the CURE Insurance Arena, Styles returned to in-ring action after missing last weekend’s events by working an eight-man tag team match. Styles teamed with The New Day to face Rusev, Aiden English, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. The babyfaces won the match.

He’s slated to defend the WWE Title against Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34. Although this match won’t be the main event, it’s expected to serve as a top match on the card.

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