News regarding AJ Styles' contractual status with WWE Submitted by Aaron Rift on 11/19/2018 at 01:35 PM
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com is reporting that AJ Styles is currently negotating a new contract with WWE. Styles is apparently looking for a reduced schedule similar to what Randy Orton has with television appearances but limited live event dates. Styles reportedly pushed dropping the WWE Title so he could spend some time with his family.
Mike Johnson of PWInsiderElite.com commented on the news about Styles. Here is what Johnson said courtesy of RingsideNews.com:
“There’s a lot of talk behind the scenes about the future of AJ Styles, the former WWE Champion coming out of the Survivor Series. Styles was not at the Survivor Series pay-per-view last night. We have not heard that he is scheduled for TV this week. He is scheduled to do an autograph signing I think on November 23rd at the Autorama Convention in Houston, Texas.”
“So there was a story making the rounds backstage that Styles is in the midst of a contractual issue with WWE. I don’t believe that to be 100% the case. The version of the story being passed around is that his deal is up at the end of the year. However, we’ve confirmed with several people that he’s actually signed through April of 2019.”
“So he’s got 5-6 months left on his deal. He is negotiating a new contract we are told. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of deal he gets from the company. As one person said to me he can make more money working for WWE than he can anywhere else in the world right now and he’s in the top 1% of that company so it’s not something you’re going to walk away from without really thinking about it.”