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AJ Styles has had a great run with WWE so far, and he’s the current WWE Champion.

But there was once a time when some thought that WWE would never sign AJ. Luckily the company decided to offer him a contract, and he officially arrived at the Royal Rumble in 2016.

WWE often asks wrestlers to change their names when they sign with the company, but AJ Styles is one of the Superstars who got to keep his name.

However, during a recent interview with ESPN Styles revealed that at first Triple H told him his name might have to be changed.

“When Triple H and I were talking, he said, ‘I don’t know if we’ll be able to keep your name.’ I said, ‘That’s fine, I’ll be any name you want me to be called, except I do have this huge AJ tattoo on my side so that might be a problem.’ I think it worked out for the best because we weren’t taken and being changed into something else. We were the same characters that they saw from different companies and that they were familiar with and people were already invested in. I think that was a good move by WWE.”

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