Over the last few years there have been quite a few wrestlers who have engaged with their fanbase via streaming services such as Twitch, but last year WWE issued a new edict banning their talents from third party platforms.
AJ Styles started streaming on Mixer before eventually moving to Twitch, and his streams became quite popular in the wrestling community because fans loved the fact that he would answer their questions while he was streaming.
The Phenomenal One talked about WWE’s third party edict during an appearance on A Couple in with Cody Jinks, and he noted that he had plans to transition into a live podcast.
“Vince said we couldn’t do it anymore, which is understandable. We were taking his product and making money off of it when he’s paying us to do a job. I get it and understand it. There are certain things that played into it. I am a gamer, but as far as Twitch, I had to let it go by the wayside. I was hoping to branch out. I started off playing games on Mixer, which ended up being sold, and I went to Twitch. I was amazed at how huge the community was. It was great. By the time I got to Twitch, it was more or less me talking for two hours rather than playing games. I was literally hoping to do a live podcast. That was the direction I was hoping to go.”
AJ Styles and Omos will be in action at WrestleMania 37 when they challenge The New Day for the Raw Tag Team Titles. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.