AJ Styles is one of the most highly acclaimed wrestlers in the world. The former WWE Champion has made a name for himself with his high-flying style of wrestling, his exceptional promo skills, and his technical prowess. Styles has been in the business for about 25 years and is highly regarded by fans and peers alike.
The Phenomenal One started his journey in NWA. He quickly gained the attention of WCW, which hired him in 2001. After a one-year stint with WCW, Styles made some sporadic appearances for WWE (WWF at the time) before declining a developmental contract. AJ Styles’ fame came with Ring of Honor and TNA, having spent four and 12 years with the promotions, respectively. He made his debut in WWE in 2014 during the Royal Rumble match.
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Styles proved himself time and again in the ring with his exceptional in-ring career making him a star attraction. During his main roster debut in WWE, he entered number three in the 2016 Royal Rumble. He confronted Roman Reigns, who was in the ring at the time.
Fans erupted once they realized that AJ Styles, whose arrival in WWE was heavily anticipated, had arrived on the scene as “I am Phenomenal” flashed on the titantron. The multi-time world champion was also a member of the famous Bullet Club faction in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
What do AJ Styles’ tattoos mean?
Styles’ legacy in the ring has also drawn the attention of fans to his tattoos. Styles has a huge ‘AJ’ tattoo inked onto his right rib cage. The former WWE Champion’s massive ‘AJ’ tattoo is marked by numbers underneath it. While ‘AJ’ stands for the initials of his four children, Ajay Jones, Avery Jones, Albey Jones, and Anney Jones, the numbers denote their birthdays.
The numbers “05-03-05”, “02-14-07”, “09-15-09”, and “10-08-14” mark the birth dates of the children. There is also a little bow that has been etched at the end of the last date. It remains to be seen whether AJ Styles will ever get tattoos to commemorate his wrestling accolades.
The Phenomenal One has been one of the stars of the company and it is expected that he will cap off his career in style with another world championship win. AJ Styles will look to make the most of the opportunities presented to him. At 45, it does not seem that he will have too much in the tank. It remains to be seen whether another world title run is on the cards for AJ Styles.