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Encyclopedia > A.J. Styles
A.J. Styles
An image of A.J. Styles.
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Ring name(s) Mr. Olympia
A.J. Styles
Air Styles
Billed height 5 ft. 10 in. (178 cm)
Billed weight 215 lb. (98 kg)
Born June 2, 1978 (1978-06-02) (age 29)
Gainesville, Georgia
Billed from Gainesville, Georgia
Trained by Rick Michaels
Debut February 15, 1999

Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia), better known by his ring name "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles (also written AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is currently one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions with Tomko. A.J. is known as one of TNA's best "high flyers and wrestlers" being a pioneer in the X Division. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray Rawls (born September 8, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Rick Michaels. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling championship in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Travis David Tomko (born March 23, 1976), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Tomko, where he is one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions, and New Japan Pro Wrestling under his full name, where he is one half... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Since joining TNA, Styles has been a former 3-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ...

Contents

Career

Allen Jones attended Anderson College in Anderson, South Carolina on a partial wrestling scholarship. During his time at college, he participated in the 1998 NAIA National Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada before leaving Anderson College to pursue his professional wrestling career. Anderson University is a comprehensive university located in Anderson, South Carolina, offering bachelors and masters degrees in approximately 50 areas of study. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


NWA Wildside (1999-2001)

Allen Jones was trained by Rick Michaels and debuted on February 15, 1999 in the Georgia-based National Championship Wrestling promotion as Mr. Olympia, losing to Michael Brooks in his first match. He achieved considerable success in NCW, winning both the Television and Lightweight Championships within eight months. In December 1999, NCW merged with NWA Georgia to form NWA Wildside, and Jones was renamed A.J. Styles. Ray Rawls (born September 8, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Rick Michaels. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling and combining of different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business... NWA Wildside was an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Cornelia, Georgia, with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, operating between September 1999 and April 2005. ...


Styles won his second Television Championship on January 11, 2000, defeating K-Krush in Cornelia, Georgia. He lost the title to Eddie Golden on April 1, and regained it for a third time on January 6, 2001, defeating Air Paris during his run as a heel in NWA Wildside as a member of attorney Jeff G. Bailey's NWA Elite stable. His final reign ended on February 21 when he lost to Robbie Rage in Athens, Georgia. Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) better known by his ring name Ron The Truth Killings, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. ... Cornelia is a city in Habersham County, Georgia, United States. ... Frank Paris (born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his stage name, Air Paris. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ...


World Championship Wrestling (2001)

World Championship Wrestling, a global promotion which often recruited talent from NWA Wildside, observed the feud between Styles (renamed Air Styles) and Paris, and both men were offered contracts in early-2001. Styles and Paris were placed in a tag team named "Air Raid", and their gimmick required both men to dress in G-suits. Air Raid made appearances on WCW Thunder, and on the March 5, 2001, episode of WCW Monday Nitro they were entered in a tournament for the newly created WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship. They were eliminated from the tournament in the first round by the eventual winners, Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... A G-suit is worn by aviators and astronauts who are subject to high levels of acceleration (G). It is designed to prevent a black-out and g-LOC (g-induced Loss Of Consciousness), due to the blood pooling in the lower part of the body when under G, thus... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... The WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship was a short-lived title created in 2001 just prior to World Championship Wrestling being sold to the World Wrestling Federation. ... Primetime Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1977) is an American professional wrestler. ... Sam Loman is an American professional wrestler better known as Kid Romeo. ...


After WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001, Styles was left without a job. He returned to NWA Wildside, where he competed for the Wildside Heavyweight Championship and wrestled several matches for the WWF on WWF Jakked, with his most circulated and famous match from those tapings being against The Hurricane. Styles was offered a developmental deal by the WWF in April 2002. The offered contract was for $500 USD per week and required Styles to relocate to Cincinnati, Ohio, where the Heartland Wrestling Association developmental territory was located. He declined to sign, reasoning that he could earn more money on the independent circuit and that moving would interfere with his wife's college plans.[1] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWF Jakked or WWF Metal was a World Wrestling Federation syndicated show which aired on Saturdays from September 4, 1999 to May 18, 2002, which for a short time was changed to WWE Jakked / Metal to keep with the companies name change to World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Gregory Shane Helms (July 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler from Smithfield, North Carolina, who is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... USD redirects here. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... The Heartland Wrestling Association is a Midwestern independent professional wrestling promotion based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... -1...


World Wrestling All-Stars (2002)

Styles toured Australia with the short-lived World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) promotion in April 2002. He made his pay-per-view debut at WWA: The Eruption on April 13 in Melbourne, defeating Nova and Jerry Lynn in a one-night four man tournament to become the WWA International Cruiserweight Champion. He later vacated the title. The World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) was one of the professional wrestling promotions to come into existence after the fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... World Wrestling All-Stars logo Throughout 2002 and 2003 World Wrestling All-Stars, a rapidly growing professional wrestling promotion, atempted to host a series of pay-per-views under their own banner. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Michael Bucci (born June 5, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... Jeremy Jerry Lynn (born June 12, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ...


Return to NWA Wildside (2001-2005)

Following his stint in World Championship Wrestling, Styles returned to Wildside and began pursuing the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship, then held by his trainer and mentor, "The Original Chosen One" Rick Michaels. He defeated Michaels for the title on December 22, 2001, at Christmas Chaos using a top rope Styles Clash. While champion, Styles engaged in a rivalry with former manager Jeff G. Bailey's copycat version of Styles, "The Role Model" Jason Cross, who debuted as a total clone of Styles, all the way down to his in-ring attire and finishing move (this angle was later partially reused on a larger scale by Ring of Honor, with Jimmy Rave acting as Styles's doppelgänger). For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... It has been suggested that Maître à penser be merged into this article or section. ... A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Jason Cross is an American professional wrestler, currently wrestling on the Georgian independent circuit, and making apearences at WWE house shows and WWE Smackdown as a jobber. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... James Guffey (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Rave. ... For other uses, see Doppelgänger (disambiguation). ...


Styles lost the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship to David Young in a three way dance that also included Rick Michaels on March 23, 2002 at Hardcore Hell. Shortly thereafter, Styles signed a contract with NWA:TNA and only returned to Wildside for sporadic special appearances due to an increase in his higher profile bookings. These special appearances reached an apex at Freedom Fight in July 2002, where Styles was the final man entered into the "Holy Wars" steel cage match for the Wildside Championship. The then-TNA X Division Champion, Styles was pinned by long-time rival "All That" Adam Jacobs. He made several more appearances throughout 2002, defeating Sonny Siaki, Jorge Estrada, and Jacey North in various one on one encounters. David Santo (born August 25, 1972 in Knoxville, Tennessee), better known by his ring name, David Young, is an American professional wrestler. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) X Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for by wrestlers in TNAs X Division. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In March 2003, Styles defeated former rival Ron Killings at Hardcore Hell. In October 2003, he headlined another Wildside card, facing "The Soul Assassin" Rainman. Styles had been the NWA World Heavyweight Champion at the time of booking, and this was scheduled to be a title match, but Jeff Jarrett defeated Styles for the title just three days prior to the scheduled bout. As a result, Jarrett agreed to defend the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a three way match. However, Jarrett withdrew from the event at the last minute, leaving Styles and Rainman to fight one another in a non-title match which was won by Rainman following interference from Jeff G. Bailey. Styles defeated David Young at Christmas Chaos in December 2003. On March 26, 2004 at the two-night Hardcore Hell event he defeated his protégé, "Kool" Seth Delay in an impromptu match, then teamed with Gabriel and Altar Boy Luke (with Dusty Rhodes in their corner) to defeat Rainman, Azrael and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels in a six man tag team main event on the following night. Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) better known by his ring name Ron The Truth Killings, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... For the former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, see Jeffrey D. Jarrett. ... Oren Hawxhurst is an American professional wrestler who currently wrestles in the Independent Circuit. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Daniel Christopher Covell (born December 24, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known in the United States by his ring name The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ...


After an absence of almost one year, Styles returned to Wildside on March 25, 2005, losing to Wildside mainstay David Young in a match that received a standing ovation from fans in attendance. After this match, Styles presented an award to Wildside Promoter Bill Behrens, along with David Young and Rick Michaels. This was his final Wildside appearance. Ray Rawls (born September 8, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Rick Michaels. ...


Ring of Honor (2002-2006)

2002 – 2004

Styles debuted in Ring of Honor at their third show, A Night of Appreciation, in 2002.[2] He quickly became a main event wrestler, competing against Low Ki for ROH Championship at Honor Invades Boston.[3] After failing to win the title, he became the first holder of the "Number One Contender's Trophy", which was viewed as a second title at the time.[4] At the One Year Anniversary Show in February 2003, Styles competed against Low Ki and Paul London in a three-way match, with the winner receiving a shot at the ROH Championship later that night. London won the match but failed to defeat Xavier for the championship. After the show, Styles and London agreed to form a tag team and compete for the ROH Tag Team Championship. For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... Brandon Silvestry (born September 6, 1979), best known by the ring name, Low-Ki, is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. ... The ROH World Championship The Ring of Honor (ROH) World Championship, originally named the ROH Title, is the top title contested for the independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ... Paul Sanchez-Garcia London[6] (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its RAW brand. ... John Jirus (born in Queens, New York, New York) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Ring of Honor between 2002 and 2004 as Xavier. ... The ROH World Tag Team Championship The ROH World Tag Team Championship is the tag team title contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ...


Set to compete for the number one contendership for the titles at the following show, London was unable to attend after having emergency sinus surgery the day before. Instead, Styles competed by himself and defeated The Backseat Boyz, The SAT and The Carnage Crew to receive a title shot. He chose Amazing Red as his partner, and the two defeated The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Xavier) for the championship.[5] When London returned, he was upset when Styles chose to remain a team with Red instead of forming one with him. The two wrestled against each other at Night of the Grudges, with the match ending in a draw.[6] Styles and Red, as the ROH Tag Team Champions, defeated the Briscoe Brothers on three separate occasions. However, the duo were not so lucky against The Prophecy. At Wrath of the Racket, Jim Cornette made his first appearance in ROH and aligned himself with Christopher Daniels and Dan Maff. During intermission, he convinced the two to attack Amazing Red, who was already suffering from a knee injury, while he was signing autographs. With Red unable to compete, Styles chose Maff's former trainer Homicide as his partner, and the two defeated The Prophecy.[7] Styles then had to vacate the title due to Red being sidelined with his knee injury. The Backseat Boyz are a heel professional wrestling tag team that consist of Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid who have competed in Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, Assault Championship Wrestling, and Japan together. ... The S.A.T. (Spanish Announce Team) are a professional wrestling tag team mostly seen in independent promotions that consists of brothers Jose Maximo (Julio Ramirez, born October 13, 1983) and Joel Maximo (Kelvin Ramirez, November 28, 1979) who were both in Brookyln, New York. ... The Carnage Crew // Mark JC Rob Matt One group Of boys set out on year long mission to change th face of dinking histroy as we know it! This is called CLIT HALL CARNAGE!!! aberystyth wales uk Carnage Driver (Spike Piledriver) Carnage-Plex (belly to back suplex into a swinging... Jonathan Figueroa, (born April 26, 1982) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Amazing Red, or simply Red for short. ... The Prophecy was a stable in Ring of Honor led by Christopher Daniels. ... Daniel Christopher Covell (born December 24, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known in the United States by his ring name The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... The Briscoe Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of Jay and Mark Briscoe. ... James (Jim) Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. ... Dan Lopez (born October 28 in Newark, New York) is an American former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Dan (Danny) Maff. ... Nelson Erazo is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican descent, better known by his ring name, Homicide. ...


After his reign as one half of the ROH Tag Team Champions, Styles took on fellow Georgia wrestler Jimmy Rave as his protégé. While coaching Rave, who was competing in the "Field of Honor" tournament, Styles attempted to become the ROH World Champion. He defeated Bryan Danielson at Main Event Spectacles to become the number one contender for the title. At War of the Wire, Styles challenged Samoa Joe for the title, but was once again unable to win it.[8] ROH gold did not remain out of Styles' hands for long. At the Second Anniversary Show, he competed in a one night tournament to become the first Pure Wrestling Champion. He defeated his protégé Jimmy Rave in the first round, Matt Stryker in the second, and CM Punk in the finals to become the first champion.[9] His title reign, however, was short lived. Not long after the Second Anniversary Show, ROH's owner Rob Feinstein was caught by an internet sting trying to solicit sex from a minor,[10] which caused tensions between ROH and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where Styles was under contract. Despite this, Styles returned to ROH at the following show, At Our Best, and defeated CM Punk in a rematch with Ricky Steamboat as the guest referee.[11] The match turned out to be Styles final match in ROH for 2004, as TNA withdrew all their contracted wrestlers from ROH.[12] Styles left the company and vacated the Pure Wrestling Championship. James Guffey (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Rave. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as the American Dragon. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... The Pure Championship is a title contested for in the North Americian independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ... Brian Woermann (born June 21, 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Matt Stryker. ... Phil Brooks[4] (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand where he is the reigning ECW Champion. ... Robert Feinstein is the owner and operator of RF Video (a professional wrestling video tape & DVD distribution company), who were best known as the videographers of Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... The term minor is used to refer to a person who is under the age in which one legally assumes adulthood and is legally granted rights afforded to adults in society. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


2005 – 2006

In the summer of 2004, Styles' protégé Jimmy Rave was "fired" by Ring of Honor due to not winning any matches. He was brought back to the company by Prince Nana and became known as "The Crown Jewel of The Embassy". He began to use the Rave Clash (better known as the "Styles Clash") as a finisher, claiming A.J. stole it from him. Eventually, Styles had enough and returned to Ring of Honor for one night only, at the Third Anniversary Celebration: Part Two, to wrestle Rave. Styles was unsuccessful in defeating Rave, who won after he sprayed air freshener in Styles’ eyes.[13] Prince Nana is a Ghanaian professional wrestler, currently working in America for Ring of Honor. ... The Embassy is a professional wrestling professional wrestling stable in Ring of Honor. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ...


Several months later, Styles returned to wrestling for Ring of Honor full time. He made his return at Death Before Dishonor III defeating fellow TNA wrestler Petey Williams, who was brought in by Prince Nana to face Styles instead of having Jimmy Rave fight him.[14] Styles got a match, and a win, against Rave at the following show. However, Rave got the last laugh when, after losing, he put a plastic bag over Styles and attempted to suffocate him.[15] Petey Williams (born August 26, 1981) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


During his feud with Jimmy Rave and The Embassy, Styles formed an alliance with Generation Next, who were also feuding with The Embassy due to their former leader Alex Shelley joining them. Styles first defeated Generation Next member Roderick Strong at Fate of an Angel in mid-July. The following show, Styles faced, and lost to, Jimmy Rave in a street fight. Following the match, Styles was attacked by The Embassy, with Rave hitting the Rave Clash on him. Austin Aries and Roderick Strong attempted to come to his aid, but they were fought off. Generation neXt (Genex Opening Game! The First Target!) is the 84th episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). ... Patrick Martin[1] (born May 23, 1983), better known by the ring name Alex Shelley, is an American professional wrestler currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Chris Lindsey (born July 26, 1983 in Wisconsin) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Roderick Strong. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... Dan Solwold[1] (born April 15, 1978), better known by his ring name Austin Aries, is an American professional wrestler currently performing in Ring of Honor. ...


Styles took a night off from his feud with The Embassy, when he was chosen by Ring of Honor to face CIMA, who was visiting from Dragon Gate in Japan, at Dragon Gate Invasion. However, Styles was unsuccessful in defeating him.[16] The following show, Glory by Honor IV, Styles once again faced of against Jimmy Rave, with this match having a special stipulation: the loser could no longer use the Rave/Styles Clash in Ring of Honor. With Mick Foley in his corner, Styles hit Rave with the Styles Clash off of the second rope, through a table to win the match.[17] Nobuhiko Oshima, better known by his stage name CIMA (pronounced Shima), is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate. ... Dragon Gate is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ...


Styles then took a short break from ROH before returning at This Means War in late October. He defeated Generation Next leader Austin Aries, who was attacked by The Embassy following the show. The following show, Aries defeated the former Generation Next leader Alex Shelley. Following the match, he was attacked by The Embassy, until Generation Next member Matt Sydal and AJ Styles came to his aid. Later that night, Styles and Sydal defeated Embassy members Jimmy Rave and Abyss in a tag match. At Vendetta, Styles had his final match against The Embassy when he, along with Austin Aries, Jack Evans and Matt Sydal were defeated by Rave, Shelley, Abyss and Prince Nana in an eight–man tag match.[18] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Following his feud with The Embassy, AJ Styles set his sights on winning a Ring of Honor title. At A Night of Tribute, Styles faced Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal in a triple threat match, with the winner receiving a shot at the ROH World Championship later that night. Daniels won the match, but was unable to defeat Bryan Danielson for the title later that night. On the first show of 2006, Styles wrestled and defeated Matt Sydal. Following the match, the two agreed to form a tag team and challenge for the ROH Tag Team Championship, which were held by Sydal’s Generation Next teammates Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. Before receiving a shot at the tag team title, Styles received a shot at the ROH World Championship when he was handpicked by Danielson. Despite having won both of his previous encounters against Danielson in ROH, Styles was unable to defeat him for the title.[19] At the Fourth Anniversary Show, Styles and Sydal received their shot at the ROH Tag Team Championships, but were unable to defeat the champions.[20] Following the match, Aries and Strong were attacked by the Briscoe Brothers, who had made their return to ROH for the first time since 2004. Styles and Sydal came to their aid, and chased away the Briscoes. Styles and Sydal continued to team together and, at Dragon Gate Challenge in late March, the two defeated Dragon Kid and Genki Horiguchi, members of the Do FIXER stable in Dragon Gate. The following night, the two defeated the ROH Tag Team Champions in a non–title match. However, Styles was not a successful in by himself the next night, when he was pinned by Samoa Joe in a four-corner survival match that also included Christopher Daniels and Jimmy Yang. Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... The Briscoe Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of Jay and Mark Briscoe. ... [img]http://dragongate. ... Genki Horiguchi is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working for the Dragon Gate wrestling promotion. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Styles then appeared less and less in Ring of Honor. After a four month absence, Styles returned at Death Before Dishonor IV, defeating ROH up-and-comer Davey Richards. Styles returned to Ring of Honor at Time to Man Up, losing to Samoa Joe.[21] In a pre-taped promo, Styles said he would be taking several months off from Ring of Honor following the match. However, ROH commentators continually referred to the match as his final match and even played a special tribute to him following the match.[22] Since then, AJ Styles has not returned to Ring of Honor. Davey Richards (born David Richards) is an American professional wrestler from Othello, Washington. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002-Current)

2002-2003

In May 2002, Styles was signed to a non-exclusive contract by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and dubbed "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles (a sobriquet originally coined by NWA Wildside commentator Dan "The Dragon" Wilson). He appeared on the first weekly TNA pay-per-view, teaming with Jerry Lynn and Low-Ki and losing to The Flying Elvises (Jorge Estrada, Sonny Siaki and Jimmy Yang) after he was pinned by Yang. The following week, on June 26, Styles defeated Lynn, Low-Ki and Psicosis in a double elimination match to become the first ever TNA X Division Champion. He won a second title on the third TNA pay-per-view, teaming with Jerry Lynn and defeating Lenny Lane and Bruce in the finals of a tournament for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship. Styles successfully defended both his titles in the following weeks, but began to bicker with the veteran Lynn during their matches together. On August 14, he and Lynn fought Ron Killings and Jeff Jarrett to a no-contest, and the titles were held-up as a result. The following week, he and Lynn fought one another in a Falls Count Anywhere match (which was won by Lynn), a No Disqualification Match (which was won by Styles) and a ten-minute Iron Man match, which ended in a draw after both men scored three pinfalls. Styles would lose the title to Low-Ki in a three way dance. On August 28, Low-Ki defended the X Division Championship against Lynn and Styles in a ladder match, and lost his title to Lynn. Recruiting Mortimer Plumtree and Sonny Siaki as allies, Styles continued to feud with Lynn in successive weeks. On October 23, he defeated Syxx-Pac for the X Division Championship, thus becoming a two-time champion. He lost the title to Lynn a second time on November 6, and tried unsuccessfully to regain it throughout the remainder of the year. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... A sobriquet is a nickname or a fancy name, usually a familiar name given by others as distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. ... Jeremy Jerry Lynn (born June 12, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Brandon Silvestry (born September 6, 1979), best known by the ring name, Low-Ki, is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dionicio Castellanos Torres (born May 19, 1971) is a Mexican professional wrestler (best known by the stage names Psychosis or Psicosis) currently in AAA. He has performed for the WWE, WCW, ECW, CMLL, TNA, and XPW. His name is often spelled Psychosis (most notably in WCW), but the correct spelling... The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) X Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for by wrestlers in TNAs X Division. ... Leonard Carlson, better known as Lenny Lane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Alan Funk[2] (born July 7, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, who has previously worked in promotions such as World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, often with comedic personas. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in the NWA. There have been several versions of this title, but the title recognized by the NWA is the version that was recently defended primarily in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) better known by his ring name Ron The Truth Killings, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. ... For the former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, see Jeffrey D. Jarrett. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... An Ironman match is a professional wrestling match that is forced to go a set time limit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mortimer Plumtree was an independent wrestling manager whose claim to fame came with the formation of NWA Total Nonstop Action in June of 2002. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ...


In 2003, Styles began focusing on the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. After defeating David Flair on January 15 to become the number one contender, Styles recruited the help of Larry Zbyszko and joined Vince Russo's Sports Entertainment Xtreme faction. Styles faced NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett on February 19, but was defeated. In the course of the match, Styles turned face, attacking S.E.X. as they tried to interfere on his behalf because he did not want to win in that manner. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... David Fliehr (born March 6, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) better known by his ring name David Flair, is the son of Ric Flair and is a professional wrestler. ... Lawrence (Larry) Whistler (born December 5, 1953) is a professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Larry Zbyszko. ... Vincent Michael Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American writer, known for working for American professional wrestling companies, most notably the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... Sports Entertainment Xtreme (S.E.X.) was a heel professional wrestling stable in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, once led by Vince Russo, which disbanded in mid-2003. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ...


Styles feuded briefly with Raven and Glenn Gilberti before forming a new tag team with D'Lo Brown in April 2003. During their time together, Styles learned the frog splash (Art Barr version) from D'Lo, and D'Lo likewise picked up A.J.'s suicide plancha. The tag team amiably disbanded on May 28 so that both men could pursue the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once again. They fought one another on June 4 in a number one contendership match which was won by Styles, and on June 11, Styles faced Jarrett and Raven in a three-way match for the Heavyweight Championship. Styles won the match and the title (becoming the first TNA Triple Crown winner in the process) after Vince Russo entered the ring and struck Jarrett with a guitar, then celebrated with Russo following his victory, thus turning heel once again. On June 18, 2003, at the first TNA anniversary show, Jarrett and Sting defeated Styles and his mystery partner, Syxx-Pac. Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Art Barr, full name Arthur Leon Barr (October 8, 1966 – November 23, 1994), was an American professional wrestler. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... This article deals with the achievement as understood in professional wrestling in the United States. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ...


Throughout July 2003, Styles successfully defended his title in matches with D'Lo Brown. Throughout the remainder of his reign, he defeated a myriad selection of opponents before losing the title to Jarrett on October 22 by count-out. Following his loss, Styles reverted to being a face, while Jarrett became a heel. Despite Jarrett's demand that Styles return to the X Division, Styles continued to pursue the World Heavyweight Championship. On November 12, he teamed with Sting to defeat Jarrett and Lex Luger. Styles faced Jarrett for the Heavyweight Championship on December 3, but lost following interference from Kid Kash. Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... This article is about the Wrestler, David Cash. ...


2004

In January 2004, Styles was named "Mr. TNA" by the fans of TNA in an online poll. Styles feuded with Jeff Jarrett and Abyss throughout January and on February 4, after Styles demanded a title shot, Jarrett's ally Don Callis forced him to team with Abyss in a match with the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Kevin Northcutt and Legend. Abyss hindered Styles' efforts before abandoning him completely, but Styles managed to defeat both of his opponents nonetheless, thus becoming a two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion with Abyss as his partner. The following week, Styles defeated Abyss in a match for both tag team titles by disqualification after Jarrett interfered. His victory was overturned by Callis, leading to another match the following week which was won by Abyss after Lex Luger interfered, thus granting Abyss control of both titles. Abyss and Styles continued to feud, and on March 17 Abyss defeated Styles to become the number one contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. An opinion poll is a survey of opinion from a particular sample. ... Chris J. Parks[3][6] (born October 4, 1973), better known by his ring name Abyss , is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Don Callis is a Canadian former professional wrestler and manager, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling as color commentator Cyrus the Virus. ... Kevin Northcutt (born March 23, 1973 in Chalmette, Louisiana) is an American professional wrestler. ... Joseph Edward (Joe) Hitchen (born September 2, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler, better known by his stage name, Joe E. Legend (sometimes abbreviated to Legend or LEGEND). // Career Joe Legend began wrestling in Canada before becoming a part of Sex and Violence with Sexton Hardcastle, a...


On April 21, Chris Harris, scheduled to face Jarrett in a title match that night, was attacked by Raven. As a result, Vince Russo, by now the TNA Director of Authority, selected Styles to face Jarrett in his place in a steel cage match. When Jarrett tried to hit Styles with his guitar, Russo tried to stop him through the cage, allowing Styles to get up and shatter the guitar mid-swing with a Pele kick. Styles pinned Jarrett to become a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He successfully defended the title in matches with Ron Killings, Raven and Chris Harris, and on May 19 he defended against all three men in a four-way title match. Styles lost his title to Killings after Jarrett interfered in the match, hitting him with a guitar. On June 2, all five men fought for the title in a King of the Mountain match which was won by Jarrett. Chris Harris (born December 25, 1973) is a professional wrestler. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) better known by his ring name Ron The Truth Killings, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. ... Jeff Jarrett winning the first King of the Mountain match The King of the Mountain match is a professional wrestling match exclusive to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ...


Styles returned to the X Division shortly thereafter, winning a four-way match to become the number one contender to the X Division Championship on the June 4 episode of TNA Impact!. On June 9, he defeated Frankie Kazarian to become a three-time X Division Champion, though Kazarian clearly got his shoulder up. In the following weeks, Styles feuded with Kid Kash and Dallas while successfully defending his title in matches with Kazarian and Mr. Aguila. An additional match on June 23 with the debuting Jeff Hardy was interrupted by Kash and Dallas. On July 28, he defended the title against Kazarian and Michael Shane in an Ultimate X match. After Kash struck Styles with a crutch, Shane and Kazarian simultaneously retrieved the belt and became co-X Division Champions. This article is about the television program. ... Franklin Edward Kazarian (born August 4, 1977) is an American professional wrestler who currently works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as KAZ and has worked for numerous promotions, including World Wrestling Entertainment in its cruiserweight division. ... Lance Hoyt (born February 27, 1977 [1] in Hearne, Texas) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in Orlando, Florida. ... Jesús Guadalupe Delgado Saldaña is a Mexican professional wrestler currently performing for AAA. He is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE) as Essa Rios and for his work for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, CMLL and AAA as Mr. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... Matthew James Matt Bentley[1] (born December 10, 1979 in Clinton, Iowa), formerly known by the ring name Michael Shane, is an American professional wrestler most known for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Maverick Matt Bentley and Martyr. ... The Ultimate X match is a type of professional wrestling match created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), mainly used in their X Division. ... A knee support crutch A patient using underarm crutches A typical forearm crutch Crutches are medical tools used in the event that ones leg or legs may be injured or unable to support weight. ...


After several abortive attempts to regain the title, Styles fought Kash in a number of matches, culminating on September 8 in a tables match which was won by Styles. In October he began feuding with Petey Williams, by now the TNA X Division Champion, and on November 7 at Victory Road, the first monthly pay-per-view held by TNA, Styles challenged Williams for the X Division Championship. During the weeks preceding the match, Styles even went as far as to use Williams' own finisher, the Canadian Destroyer, after Williams himself performed the Styles Clash on others. Williams retained his title with the help of his manager, Scott D'Amore. Later that night, Jeff Jarrett retained the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a ladder match with Jeff Hardy after Scott Hall and Kevin Nash interfered in the match. Following the bout, the trio proclaimed themselves to be the "Kings of Wrestling" and issued an open challenge to the rest of the TNA roster. Several wrestlers charged the ring in response to the challenge, including the 3Live Kru, Randy Savage and Styles. A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Petey Williams (born August 26, 1981) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Victory Road is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Scott Francis DAmore (born August 8, 1974 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler, manager, promoter, booker and entrepreneur. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959[2] in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Kings of Wrestling stable The Kings of Wrestling was a professional wrestling stable that came to fruition at Total Nonstop Action Wrestlings (TNA) first-ever Pay-Per-View on November 7, 2004, which was called Victory Road. the members were King of the Mountain Jeff Jarrett (NWA World Heavyweight... The 3Live Kru (3LK) was a professional wrestling stable in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio) better known by his ring name Macho Man Randy Savage, is a former American professional wrestler. ...


On the November 12 episode of Impact!, Styles and Hardy teamed together to defeat The Naturals. Following the match, they were attacked by the Kings of Wrestling. After several more confrontations, Hardy, Styles and Savage teamed together to face the Kings of Wrestling at Turning Point on December 5. Despite Savage not appearing until late in the match, the Kings of Wrestling were defeated when Savage entered the match and rolled-up Jarrett. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Turning Point is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of December. ... This article is about the pinfall (or pin) as it is defined in professional wrestling. ...


2005

Styles returned to the X Division in 2005, and at Final Resolution on January 16, he won the X Division Championship for a fourth time in an Ultimate X match, defeating Chris Sabin and the reigning champion, Petey Williams. On the January 21 episode of Impact!, Christopher Daniels accused Styles of "ducking him" (Styles and Daniels had never fought one another in a singles match in TNA). After Daniels challenged Styles to a match at the next monthly TNA pay-per-view, TNA Director of Authority Dusty Rhodes announced that Styles and Daniels would fight that day, with Daniels receiving a title shot if Styles could not defeat him within ten minutes. Daniels lasted ten minutes and subsequently faced Styles in a thirty-minute iron man match for the X Division Championship at Against All Odds in which ended in a draw with both men having scored a single pinfall. Dusty Rhodes restarted the match, albeit with "sudden death" rules, and Styles defeated Daniels to retain his title. The feud between Styles and Daniels continued, and at Destination X on March 13, Styles lost his title in an Ultimate X Challenge against Daniels, Ron Killings and Elix Skipper. Skipper eliminated Killings and Daniels eliminated Skipper, thus reducing the match to a singles contest. With the referee unconscious, Styles was able to retrieve the belt, but Daniels knocked him out with the Angel's Wings and then embraced the title belt. When the referee recovered shortly thereafter, he saw both men prone but Daniels with the title belt, and awarded the match and the X Division Championship to Daniels. Final Resolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of January. ... Josh Harter[2](born February 4, 1982), better known by his ring name Chris Sabin, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Daniel Christopher Covell (born December 24, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known in the United States by his ring name The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Against All Odds is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of February. ... For other uses, see Sudden death (disambiguation). ... Destination X is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of March. ... The Ultimate X match is a type of professional wrestling match created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), mainly used in their X Division. ... Primetime Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1977) is an American professional wrestler. ... A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ...


Having lost the X Division Championship, Styles began feuding with Abyss. At Lockdown, he defeated Abyss in a steel cage match to become the number one contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Styles went on to defeat the defending champion, Jeff Jarrett, at Hard Justice on May 15. After Jarrett pushed the special guest referee, cage fighter, Tito Ortiz, Ortiz knocked him down with a punch, enabling Styles to hit his Spiral Tap maneuver and pin Jarrett for his third NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Styles lost the title at Slammiversary to Raven in a King of the Mountain match against Sean Waltman, Raven, Monty Brown and Abyss. Lockdown is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of April. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Slammiversary 2005 was the first annual Slammiversary professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and commemorated the third anniversary of TNAs existence. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... Montaque N. Monty Brown (born April 13, 1970)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former National Football League linebacker. ...


On the July 1 episode of Impact!, Styles was involved in a confrontation with Sean Waltman. They faced one another at No Surrender in a match which was refereed by Jerry Lynn, who had teamed with and fought against both men in the past. The match was won by Styles after Lynn prevented Waltman from cheating. Styles then returned to his perennial pursuit of the X Division Championship, entering the TNA 2005 Super X Cup Tournament, which granted the winner a shot at the X Division Championship. Styles defeated Matt Bentley in the quarter-finals and Petey Williams in the semi-finals, but lost to Samoa Joe at Sacrifice. However, as Christopher Daniels (the reigning X Division champion) had interfered in the match, TNA Director of Authority Larry Zbyszko added Styles to the resultant title bout. On September 11 at Unbreakable, Styles defeated Samoa Joe and Daniels in a three-way match to become the TNA X Division Champion for a fifth time. In addition to being rated a 5 Star Match by Dave Meltzer, this match also finished as the first runner up for Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year honors, making it the highest finish ever for a TNA match in that category. No Surrender is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... The 2005 Super X Cup Tournament was a professional wrestling X Cup tournament held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Matthew James Matt Bentley[1] (born December 10, 1979 in Clinton, Iowa), formerly known by the ring name Michael Shane, is an American professional wrestler most known for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Maverick Matt Bentley and Martyr. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Sacrifice is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of May. ... Lawrence (Larry) Whistler (born December 5, 1953) is a professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Larry Zbyszko. ... Unbreakable was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ...


On the November 19 episode of Impact!, Styles challenged Samoa Joe to a match at Turning Point, claiming that Joe had broken the X Division "code of respect" by assaulting his partner, Christopher Daniels, following their match at Genesis. Joe defeated Styles at Turning Point, thus becoming the new X Division Champion. Turning Point is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of December. ...


2006

Styles won the 2005 Mr. TNA award (for the third consecutive time). During the ceremony the plaque was stolen by Shannon Moore. Styles successfully defeated New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestler Hiroshi Tanahashi in an "International X Showcase" match at Final Resolution. Moore interfered during the match, hitting Tanahashi accidentally with the plaque, allowing Styles to score his Styles Clash finisher for the victory. After the match, Tanahashi returned the plaque to Styles, but Moore stole the plaque back. Shannon Brian Moore (born July 27, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Hiroshi Tanahashi (born November 13, 1976) is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is the reigning IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. ... Final Resolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of January. ...


At Against All Odds, Styles and Daniels challenged Samoa Joe for the X Division Championship in a rematch of Unbreakable. Styles lost the bout when he was given a Muscle Buster by Joe, who then pinned him to retain. Samoa Joe defended the X Division Championship against Styles and Daniels in an Ultimate X match at Destination X and lost the belt to Daniels. At Lockdown, Styles, Ron Killings, Rhino and Sting faced Jeff Jarrett, America's Most Wanted and Scott Steiner in a Lethal Lockdown match. In the course of the match, Styles placed James Storm on a table atop the cage and then climbed a ladder to a light fitting near the ceiling of the arena, then delivered a splash to the supine Storm, driving him through the table. Sting's team won the bout after Sting forced Chris Harris to submit. Styles went on to join forces with Christopher Daniels and challenge America's Most Wanted for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. After losing to America's Most Wanted in title matches on two occasions, Styles and Daniels won the NWA World Tag Team Championship at Slammiversary. The win made Styles both a three-time tag team champion and a three time Triple Crown Champion. Against All Odds is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of February. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... The Ultimate X match is a type of professional wrestling match created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), mainly used in their X Division. ... Destination X is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of March. ... Lockdown 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) better known by his ring name Ron The Truth Killings, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. ... Terry Gerin (born October 7, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Rhino and Rhyno. ... Scott Carl Rechsteiner (born July 29, 1962) better known by his ring name Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler. ... Lethal Lockdown in 2006 Lethal Lockdown is the name of a gimmick match in professional wrestling utilized by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at their annual Lockdown pay-per-view event in April. ... Slammiversary 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ...


On an episode of Impact!, Styles and Daniels introduced contracts for all tag teams on the TNA roster, which sparked a rivalry with the Latin American Exchange, who signed the contracts for a match at Hard Justice which Styles and Daniels won. On the August 24 episode of Impact!, Homicide and Hernandez defeated Styles and Daniels in a border brawl to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship. At No Surrender Styles and Daniels defeated LAX in a Tag-Team Ultimate X Match to regain the titles after Styles hit a Styles Clash on Homicide through a table allowing his tag partner Christopher Daniels to capture the hanging belts this match is regarded by people as the best match of the year. They lost the titles back to LAX at Bound for Glory in a Six Sides of Steel match after Homicide hit the Gringo Killer on Styles as Daniels was tied up to the cage by Konnan with a coat hanger. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... No Surrender is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Bound for Glory 2006 was the second annual Bound for Glory professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Kane bloodied in a cage match with Edge on Raw, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ...


On the November 2 edition of Impact!, he pinned Chris Sabin to begin his sixth reign as the new X Division Champion and breaking his own record as having the most reigns. The match was also the quarter-finals of the Fight For The Right tournament for #1 Contendership to Sting's NWA World Heavyweight Championship. On the November 9 Impact!, Styles won the semi-final match, but was pinned in the finals by Abyss after interference by Christian Cage and Sabin. On the November 16 edition of Impact!, the show's debut in primetime, Styles lost the TNA X Division Championship to Daniels in a 3-way match when Daniels scored the rollup pinfall on Sabin while Styles was outside of the ring dealing with Christian Cage. At Genesis, A.J. Styles lost to Christian Cage via rollup. Christopher Daniels attempted to stop Christian Cage from using a steel chair in the match, which led to Styles rolling up Cage, which Cage reversed for a rollup of his own and the 3 count. After the match, Styles and Daniels shared harsh words, which led to Rhino coming to the ring to settle things. A.J. Styles refused to shake Daniels' hand and walked away. A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels teamed up for the last time on the Thanksgiving Day edition of Impact!, defeating The Naturals. After the match, Rhino came out to the ring to raise both of their hands. A.J. pulled his arm away, and left the ring, saying that he was tired of Rhino getting into his business. He yelled at Rhino again during an interview on Impact! thus turning heel for the first time since winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in 2003. At Turning Point Styles beat Rhino after faking a knee injury and rolling him up for the pin. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... William Jason Jay Reso (born November 30, 1973) better known by his ring name Christian Cage, is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. ... The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) X Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for by wrestlers in TNAs X Division. ... Genesis is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view promoted by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Turning Point is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of December. ...


On an episode of Impact!, Styles teamed up with Samoa Joe for the first time to go against Rhino and Kurt Angle. Styles and Joe won after a roll up pin on Rhino by Styles, but Kurt Angle and Rhino continued to beat down Styles and Joe. Next week, Styles teamed up with James Storm and Chris Sabin to go against Petey Williams, Rhino and his former partner Christopher Daniels. Styles and his team came out victorious when Styles pinned Daniels. Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ...


2007

Styles making his entrance at Lockdown.

At Final Resolution, Styles faced Rhino in a Last Man Standing match. After a Gore by Rhino, Styles decided to let Rhino win the match despite the fact that he was almost to his feet at one point. This was due to the fact that Styles saw that Rhino was setting up a table to use on him and didn't want to continue. At Destination X, AJ Styles participated in the first ever Elevation X match against Rhino. The match consisted of a 20 foot tall steel structure of an X that they used to fight each other. Styles took the fall off the Elevation X structure after Rhino hit the Gore on AJ and then stomped on his fingers while AJ was hanging on. On the following episode of iMPACT, he tried to assault Rhino, but was unsuccessful. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2049 × 1537 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2049 × 1537 pixel, file size: 1. ... Final Resolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of January. ... Terry Gerin (born October 7, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Rhino and Rhyno. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... A wooden dining table and chairs. ... Destination X is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of March. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... This article is about the television program. ...


It was later revealed that he was the first member of Christian Cage's team at Lockdown. At Lockdown, Team Cage was unsuccessful against Team Angle. On the May 31 edition of iMPACT he defeated Tomko in a King of the Mountain qualifying match. At Slammiversary he failed to win the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship after Samoa Joe threw him off the top of the cage through the announcer's table. Styles teamed up with Tomko to face Sting and Abyss at Victory Road. They lost after Abyss hit the Black Hole Slam on Tomko. At No Surrender, A.J. and Tomko won a 10-tag team gauntlet match to earn a tag team title match at Bound for Glory 2007 against Team Pacman. At Bound for Glory, Styles and Tomko defeated Team Pacman for the TNA World Tag Team Championship. William Jason Jay Reso (born November 30, 1973) better known by his ring name Christian Cage, is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. ... Lockdown 2007 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Travis David Tomko (born March 23, 1976), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Tomko, where he is one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions, and New Japan Pro Wrestling under his full name, where he is one half... Jeff Jarrett winning the first King of the Mountain match The King of the Mountain match is a professional wrestling match exclusive to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Slammiversary 2007 is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... The Total Nonstop Action (TNA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling championship in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... Chris J. Parks[3][6] (born October 4, 1973), better known by his ring name Abyss , is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Victory Road is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... A Powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent. ... No Surrender is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Bound for Glory 2007 was the third annual Bound for Glory professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Team Pacman is a professional wrestling stable formed by Adam Pacman Jones and Ron Killings currently on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling championship in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ...


Styles and Tomko defeated LAX on the November 1 edition of Impact! to retain the TNA Tag Team titles. Then Styles challenged Scott Steiner to a takedown challenge, which he lost by DQ. At Genesis, they retained against the Steiner Brothers after hitting Rick Steiner with a low blow and then a chair shot. Later that night, Styles and Tomko cost Christian his number one contender's shot by arguing and distracting him, and helped Kurt Angle retain his championship. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Scott Carl Rechsteiner (born July 29, 1962) better known by his ring name Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Genesis is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view promoted by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... The Steiner Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of American brothers Robert Rick Steiner Rechsteiner and Scott Scott Steiner Rechsteiner. ... Rick Steiner (born Robert Rechsteiner on March 9, 1961 in Bay City, Michigan), is an American professional wrestler. ... A groin attack is an attempt to cause pain to the groin area of ones opponent, either through punching, kicking, grappling, squeezing or biting. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ...


On the November 22 edition of Impact!, Styles competed in the first ever "Turkey Bowl", in which he lost to Samoa Joe and was forced to wear a turkey costume. On December 20, Styles lost a Ladder match to Kaz and was forced to wear a reindeer suit. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Franklin Edward Kazarian (born August 4, 1977) is an American professional wrestler who currently works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as KAZ and has worked for numerous promotions, including World Wrestling Entertainment in its cruiserweight division. ...


After Christian Cage accepted Angle's invitation to the Angle Alliance on the circumstance that Cage be the leader, Angle and the rest of the alliance attacked Cage, with the exception of Styles (who made an attempt to save Cage) and Tomko (who walked away up the ramp).


On December 28, Styles and Tomko lost to the Motor City Machine Guns in a tag team match due to Eric Young's attempt to help Styles. Later on the show, Styles came down to the ring to watch Booker T and Christian Cage take on Kurt Angle and Robert Roode; he was pressured to choose between Christian's or Angle's team, but could not decide before the show went off the air. The Motor City Machine Guns are a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin. ... Jeremy Fritz (born December 15, 1979) better known by his ring name Showtime Eric Young, is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ... Robert Bobby Roode (born in 1977) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and on the independent circuit. ...


2008

Jeremy Borash went to Styles' grandmother's house in Gainesville, Georgia; in a series of comedic appearances, Styles locked himself in a room and finally promised that he would choose a side at Final Resolution. At Final Resolution, he turned on Christian Cage by siding with Kurt Angle after hitting Cage with a springboard forearm strike. The next week on iMPACT!, Styles was crowned the "Prince of Phenomenal" by Angle, which has since been incorporated into his ring introductions. Jeremy Borash (born May 28, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional wrestling play-by-play commentator, announcer, booker, video producer and website designer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Final Resolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of January. ... William Jason Jay Reso (born November 30, 1973) better known by his ring name Christian Cage, is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article is about the television program. ...


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In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
    • Styles Clash (Belly to back inverted mat slam)
    • Super Styles Clash (Second rope belly to back inverted mat slam)
    • Spiral Tap (Somersault corkscrew leg drop or somersault corkscrew senton)
    • Frog splash
    • Pelé Kick (Backflip kick)
    • Fosbury Flop (Over the top rope no-handed plancha)
    • Phenomenon / Stylin' DDT (Springboard moonsault onto a standing opponent quickly followed into a reverse DDT)
    • Superman Splash (Springboard 450° splash)
    • Rack Bomb (Torture rack powerbomb)
    • Shooting Styles Press (Springboard shooting star plancha)
    • Cliffhanger (Inverted sitout side powerslam)
    • Spine Breaker (Backbreaker followed into a gutbuster)
    • Starmaker (Belly to back brainbuster)
    • Hangman's Neckbreaker (Vertical suplex dropped into a neckbreaker slam)
    • Styles Buster (Belly to back wheelbarrow facebuster)
    • Springboard forearm strike
    • Inverted STF
    • German suplex
    • Enzuigiri
    • Dropkick
    • Kip-up frankensteiner
    • Spinebuster
    • Tornado DDT
  • Nicknames
    • Mr. TNA
    • The Phenomenal
    • The Phenomenal One
    • "Prince" AJ Styles
    • "Prince of Phenomenal"

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Championships and accomplishments

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Personal life

Allen and his wife Wendy have two sons, Ajay Covell Jones, born May 3, 2005 and Avery, born February 14, 2007.[24] The first child's middle name was taken from the real last name of Styles' best friend and fellow wrestler Christopher Daniels. He is an avid video game player who recently mentioned (to PowerSlam Mag) that he does not like the SmackDown! games, but only the old N64 AKI wrestling games. He has also stated that his favorite wrestling game is the Japanese Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 for N64. Styles also admitted on tnawrestling.com that he grew up in a poor family, something spoken of on the TNA home video release, Phenomenal: The Best of A.J. Styles Volume 2, where Styles took a camera crew around his childhood home. AJ Styles is also very good friends with Ken 'Mr. Kennedy' Anderson. He and his family are Baptists. Daniel Christopher Covell (born December 24, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known in the United States by his ring name The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... Namcos Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games ever made. ... WWE SmackDown! (formerly WWF SmackDown!) is a series of professional wrestling video games released by THQ. The franchise takes its name from World Wrestling Entertainments weekly Friday night (previously Thursday night) television program of the same name. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Virtual Pro Wrestling 2: Oudou Keishou was a video game released in 2000 on the Nintendo 64 game console. ... Kenneth Anderson (born March 6, 1976) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name Mr. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ...


Media

  • A.J. Styles is helping develop the first TNA wrestling video game known as TNA Impact! as well as Pro Wrestling X with Wrestling Gamers United.[citation needed]
  • In 2004, TNA released Phenomenal: The Best of AJ Styles, a DVD covering A.J. Styles' best matches. In 2007, TNA released a follow-up DVD, Phenomenal: The Best of AJ Styles Volume 2.
  • Ring of Honor has released two DVDs covering his early career with the company. Evolution of a Phenom: The Best of AJ Styles covers from his debut to mid-2003. The Phenomenon Continues: The Best of AJ Styles Vol. 2 picks up where the last one left off, covering from mid-2003 to his match with CM Punk at the ROH Second Anniversary Show in 2004 (his second to last match before leaving ROH in 2004). He also sat down for a shoot interview along side Christopher Daniels for ROH's "Straight Shootin’" series.

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See also

Professional wrestling
Portal

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Notes

  1. ^ Shortly after battling David Young to a 20-minute draw on the Tojo Yamamoto Memorial Show on March 31st, Styles was offered a developmental deal from WWE that would have paid him $500 a week. With his wife still in college and unwilling to leave her behind, Styles turned down the offer.
  2. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2002-04-27). “Low Ki defeated AJ Styles in a hard hitting contest”
  3. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2002-08-24). “Low Ki defeated AJ Styles to retain the ROH World Title”
  4. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2002-11-09). “AJ Styles defeated American Dragon to become the first ROH Number One Contender”
  5. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2003-03-13). “AJ Styles & Amazing Red defeated Christopher Daniels & Xavier to win the ROH Tag Team Titles”
  6. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2003-06-14). “AJ Styles vs. Paul London ended in a draw when both men pinned each other simultaneously”
  7. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2003-08-09). “AJ Styles & Homicide defeated The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Dan Maff) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles”
  8. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2003-11-29). “Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles to retain the ROH World Title”
  9. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2004-02-14). “Pure Wrestling Tournament (Finals): A.J. Styles defeated C.M. Punk”
  10. ^ Crisis rocks ROH (2004-03-04). “A noted wrestling personality in Philadelphia, Feinstein was allegedly the target of a media sting focusing on adults who cruise Internet chat rooms attempting to contact underage individuals for sexual encounters”
  11. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2004-03-13). “A.J. Styles, defeated C.M. Punk to retain the Pure Wrestling Title with Ricky Steamboat as the guest referee”
  12. ^ 2004 a year of triumph for Ring of Honor (2005-02-16). “The company took another setback when TNA pulled their contracted talent off of all ROH shows”
  13. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2005-02-25). “Jimmy Rave defeated AJ Styles”
  14. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2005-06-18). “A.J. Styles defeated Petey Williams”
  15. ^ Tape review: ROH, “Sign of Dishonor,” July 8, 2005 (2005-09-08). “After the match, Rave tried to suffocate Styles with a plastic bag”
  16. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2005-08-27). “CIMA defeated AJ Styles”
  17. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2005-09-17). “AJ Styles beat Jimmy Rave in the Styles Clash Vs. Rave Clash match to retain the right to his trademark maneuver”
  18. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2005-11-05). “Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley, Abyss & Prince Nana beat Austin Aries, AJ Styles, Jack Evans & Matt Sydal”
  19. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2006-01-28). “Bryan Danielson defeated AJ Styles to retain the ROH World Title”
  20. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2006-02-25). “Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated AJ Styles & Matt Sydal to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles”
  21. ^ Ring of Honor Official results (2006-08-04). “Samoa Joe beat AJ Styles”
  22. ^ ROH – Time to Man Up DVD Review (2006-11-01). “Styles said in his promo that he’d be back in a few months but commentators make it pretty clear that this is his lat match in ROH for the foreseeable future”
  23. ^ Ring of Honor title history
  24. ^ His wife, Wendy, recently gave birth to their second son, Avery, who was on born on Valentine's Day.

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