WWE news: AJ Styles names his Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling

Styles has named his greatest of all time

AJ Styles is regarded by many as one of the greatest wrestlers in the world. 

The Phenomenal One really lives up to his nickname, showcasing brilliant athleticism and incredible technical ability every time he steps in the ring. 

Oh, and he's a great talker too. Styles is a huge draw as either a face or a heel and right now, he's on one of the best runs of his career as Intercontinental Champion.

So many fans rate him as one of the best ever and in years to come, we could well be putting him on the wrestling Mount Rushmore.  

If you're not familiar, the trend sees fans naming their four greatest of all-time and photoshopping their faces onto the mountain. 

Most pick the likes of The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and John Cena. 

But what about AJ Styles? Ever wondered who he would he put on his version of Mt. Rushmore? Well, wonder no more, because he answered the question this week. 

Styles has named his wrestling Mt Rushmore

"Man, this is tough. I mean, we're talking about the guys who made the biggest difference, the reason why we are where we are in this business, right?" Styles told The Sun

"Ric Flair has gonna be up there. He has to be. I mean, but Lou Thesz is also another guy. Do we throw [Hulk] Hogan in there because everybody remembers?

"I didn't watch WWF at the time when I was a kid, but I watched the cartoon on Saturday mornings. So that's how I knew who Hulk Hogan was.

Styles chose Hogan for his list

"Is that three? Who is the fourth that belongs there? That's tough. I know if I say this guy, it'll be oh wait, you forgot about this one like, yeah, shoot.

"Because there's Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, The Macho Man, Andre the Giant, like he also broke that barrier of larger than life.

"In fact, he was probably the first one to do it. So if I had to, and I know I'll go back and I'll change this a million times. Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Lou Thesz." 

Hogan and Andre the Giant feature

That's one hell of a lineup. It's hard to argue with any of AJ's picks. But in years to come, WWE fans will probably be putting him into the debate, too.  

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