Vince McMahon Didn’t Know About AJ Styles At The Time Of His WWE Debut

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AJ Styles will face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Saturday at Night Of Champions 2023 in Saudi Arabia.

Ahead of this weekend’s pay-per-view event, Styles appeared on the My Love Letter to Wrestling podcast to discuss his signing with WWE in early 2016, and debuting in the Men’s Royal Rumble match.


According to Styles, Vince McMahon had no idea who he was at the time of his WWE debut. The Phenomenal One said,

“I’m not sure how I snuck in there [to WWE], I think maybe the success of the Bullet Club helped for sure. Maybe some of the writers asked, ‘What do you think about AJ Styles?’ But I can tell you this, Vince McMahon had no idea who I was. There’s no way because he had no plans for me after the Royal Rumble. I wasn’t supposed to be at ‘Raw’ the next day. Yeah, so he thought it was a fluke that I got the pop that I did in Orlando.”

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