AJ Styles suffered a broken ankle during a house show towards the end of last year, and he returned to SmackDown as part of the 2023 WWE Draft.
Styles, who faces Seth Rollins for the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions 2023, recently spoke with Inside the Ropes and you can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On if his kids are interested in wrestling: “No. [His oldest is] chasing his dream in baseball… but we’ll see where that ends up. It’s not for everybody… But it may come to a point where they go, ‘Well, that didn’t work out. Dad, do you mind training us?’ And if that comes to that, I wouldn’t mind doing it. I think where we’re at in WWE and other places, it’s a better atmosphere than it’s ever been. It’s not all that drinking and drugs — I’m not saying it doesn’t go on — but it’s not all about that as it was before.”
On his recovery from his ankle injury: “It was crazy how, after being in a boot [for] a while, you got to learn how to – it’s almost like you forget how to do certain things that we take for granted, like just walking and running and jumping. So, it’s almost like my body had to rehab that.”
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