AJ Styles is one of the most trusted shoulders of the current WWE roster who continues to perform on TV on a regular basis. Apart from this, he’s also been a regular name on WWE’s non-televised live event touring but many would complain about his recent bookings. Despite the lack of creative treatment around him, he recently achieved a major landmark.
Per a report from WWFOldSchool, AJ Styles has now wrestled more matches in WWE than he did in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling now known as Impact Wrestling. AJ has been a legend in TNA but he has spent almost half the time in the WWE which signifies how non-stop he worked as a WWE Superstar.
AJ Styles wrestled a total number of 545 matches in TNA while as a WWE Superstar, he has wrestled a total of 552 matches, so far. Given his schedule, the number will only increase in the coming years.
Back in his TNA days, he functioned as a regular superstar of the-then number two professional wrestling promotion from its beginning in June 2002. He eventually left the company in January 2014 after they wanted to cut his salary by about 60%. After being around the independent scene for 2 years, AJ Styles signed with WWE and made his debut as a surprise entrant in the 2016 WWE Royal Rumble match.
AJ Styles has been a full-time WWE Superstar since 2016
As noted above, AJ Styles has been working in the WWE for 6-and-a-half years while he spent 11-and-a-half years in TNA. Given that his WWE schedule is obviously strenuous, it obviously requires him to compete in a lot more matches so far. Mostly because of the house shows or WWE Live Events, the match count has increased, so much.
AJ Styles is currently under contract with the WWE until 2024 after which he admittedly plans on toning down his wrestling schedule. The 45-year-old superstar stated the following to Inside The Ropes about his WWE career,
“Time is running out, as far as AJ Styles is concerned. I am getting older. The ability to put on great matches is getting a little bit harder. I don’t want to embarrass myself at the same time.
I want to get out while I can and still have somewhat of a legacy. I don’t want to have to work anywhere else. I’d love to work within WWE, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen, if I’ll have the chance.”