Below is a clip from the new WWE 365 Special on AJ Styles, which was narrated by Actor Michael Rapaport. The one-hour special premiered on Sunday after Survivor Series went off the air and aired again last night after Monday Night RAW went off the air. It is also available for viewing in the archives.
This clip includes a shot of AJ Styles backstage in The Gorilla Position with WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. AJ said that it is still hard to believe where he’s at and who he’s working for, as seen below:
“Unbelievable. It’s still shocking to see where I am,” Styles said. “I have to take a step back and look at where I am and what I’m doing, and who I’m doing it for. It’s still hard to believe. I shouldn’t be saying this but a lot of people get in this because they loved it when they were a kid, and they always wanted to be a pro wrestler. That wasn’t my first thought. I thought maybe this is something I could do, can I make money doing this? Now, when I realized you’re not going to make any money when you first get started in this business, it was too late. I’d already fell in love with it.”
AJ also revealed what McMahon expected of him when he first signed with the company back in 2016, as seen below:
“I was anxious, I was worried, what was expected of me,” Styles said. “I talked to Vince. He goes, ‘We’ve got guys that can do what you do, that’s not a big deal. i need a pitbull.’ And I thought, ‘Oh! That’s who I am.’”
It is believed that The 41 year old top SmackDown LIVE Superstar will stay with WWE when his contract expires in early 2019 and he says that he is just enjoying the moment. Styles also said in the clip that, “I just want to enjoy the moment because I don’t know how long that moment is going to last.”
The clip below also features Styles doing a spot-on impersonation of WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.