AJ Styles’ Contract Expires Soon
Former WWE Champion AJ Styles has his contract coming up soon.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Styles’ contract expires in April. If The Phenomenal One doesn’t sign a new deal with WWE like Jerry “The King” Lawler did (thanks to a sufficient raise), WrestleMania 35 could be the last PPV that Styles wrestles under the WWE banner.
“AJ Styles doesn’t have a new contract,” Meltzer said, “What timing this guy’s got.”
“He’s gonna have a contract soon for sure. What a great time for your contract to expire, especially for AJ Styles. Good for him, he’s worked his ass off for 20 years to be in this position.”
If Styles doesn’t re-sign with WWE, it’s most likely that he is headed for All Elite Wrestling where he will make about the same money (if not more) with a lighter schedule.
Finn Bálor’s Royal Rumble Title Shot
Finn Bálor will take on WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in less than two weeks at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. Although it was earlier reported that Finn is in for a big push, it would come off as a surprise if fans knew about the original plans for his upcoming title shot.
Bálor was originally planned to face Lesnar for the title at last year’s Rumble. However, at that time Vince McMahon felt that The Extraordinary Man wasn’t over enough to get a shot at The Beast, thus booking Lesnar in a Triple Threat title defense against Kane and Braun Strowman.
Ronda Rousey Blasts WWE’s 4 Horsewomen
RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will put her title on the line against Sasha Banks on January 27 at Royal Rumble.
Ahead of her title defense, The Rowdy One took a shot at WWE’s 4 Horsewomen on Instagram.
SmackDown Live Star’s Name Slightly Changed
According to WWE, Andrade “Cien” Almas will simply be known as Andrade from now on. This was confirmed during a backstage segment this week on SmackDown Live. During the show, the announcers also used only the first name of the Mexican Superstar.