AJ Styles Says He Wasn’t Bullied Off Of RAW, Calls Paul Heyman A ‘Bold-Faced Liar’
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AJ Styles didn’t take a whole lot of time to dismiss the rumors that “The Phenomenal One” was bullied his way off of WWE RAW. Styles appeared on his Mixer channel game with fans, but did take a moment to address such scuttlebutt.
“That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I mean, I’m a grown man. If there was some bullying going on that upset me enough to leave RAW and go to SmackDown, I would handle it and whether I got my tail beat or not I would still handle it. I’m a grown man, I’ll just throw that out there.”
Styles also addressed the claims that he was upset with Paul Heyman due to the releases of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, in which Dave Meltzer reported that Styles was “furious” at Heyman for not sticking up for them (even though the decision was ultimately Vince McMahon’s). A.J. took time to let fans know what one hears about Heyman isn’t necessarily gospel.
“When it came to the rumor about Paul Heyman and me being upset with him because he didn’t take up for Gallows and Anderson before they got released, that’s not what it was at all. Not even close. I’ll give you a snippet of what me, Galllows and Anderson already know: he’s a liar. Now you know. I’m sure you’ve heard that before if you go back in the ECW days you’ll hear that. He’s a bold-faced liar and so that’s my take on that.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
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