Chris and Gavin of The Casual Heroes recently interviewed former TNA star AJ Styles. In the interview Styles speaks on signing with New Japan, the possiblity of joining Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion and takes special exception to comments made by TNA Executive Vice President ’Big’ John Garbrick. Below is a quick recap:
Signing With New Japan Pro Wrestling:
Well I mean I went to New Japan, the biggest pro wrestling promotion in Japan and one of the most prestigious wrestling companies in the world. A promotion I’ve been a fan of since i got into wrestling. Well, there is a faction named the Bullet Club and they don’t take crap from anybody. I figured why not join that team. I went after a guy named Okada. He was in TNA for a very short time and they didn’t use him very well but obviously he is very talented.
On TNA Executive Vice President ‘big’ John Garbrick’s statement that he offered AJ a fair deal:
Someone there was claiming that TNA was giving me a “fair deal”, well I don’t see it that way. A pay cut isn’t a fair deal. That’s not how business works. It just goes to show you that some people just don’t know what they are talking about. You can cover what you want on your show but I really need to clear that up. It makes me wonder who this is a fair deal to because it’s not fair to the guy that you are giving it to. The company was mismanaged and you could have gone another route instead of doing that. I’ve been with the company for 11 years and saying that was a slap in the face to me for saying it was a fair deal. To take a pay cut, basically half of what you were making, you gotta be real, it doesn’t make sense.
But he doesn’t know what he is talking about because he has only been there for a cup of coffee so… And I’m not bitter at TNA. I’m mad at this one guy, whoever it is that guy that is now in a hiring authority that said he gave me a fair deal.
On the possibility of seeing Styles in Jarrett’s new promotion Global Force Wrestling:
When information is available, I can tell you more but literally i know just about as much as you do on that. If Jeff has something going on, I’d definitely love to be a part of it. I trust Jeff.
Be sure to check out the interview at http://www.thecasualheroes.net/sit-j-styles/