AJ Styles made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble back in January, and he debuted to a loud pop from the fans in attendance. Following his debut, AJ Styles spent several months working as a face until he eventually turned heel during his feud with John Cena.
Now AJ Styles is the current WWE World Champion over on the SmackDown brand, and he’s still working as a heel. AJ recently spoke to NBC Sports, and he was asked if he’s more comfortable working as a heel, you can see what he had to say below.
“Absolutely. Regardless of whether John Cena gets booed, or whatever it is, he’s still the ultimate babyface. He’s still a huge piece in this giant puzzle that is the WWE. So for me to be the heel against John Cena was perfect for AJ Styles.”
AJ Styles still seems to get cheered just about everywhere he goes despite the fact that he’s a heel. On the most recent episode of SmackDown, he was one of the guests on the Cutting Edge, and he tried to get the crowd to boo him by insulting Edge and his five second pose, but it still didn’t work. While talking about why the fans would cheer him as a heel, Styles noted that he just thinks people want to be entertained.
“I think that when the crowd realizes that something is entertaining, they can’t help themselves. They know what this is. This is the entertainment [industry] and when they seek entertainment, they have to cheer for it, despite this guy being a total jerk, you know? In a movie, you’re into it while it’s going on, but after the movie you go, ‘wow, that guy was great’ and it may have been the bad guy.”
Earlier this year at WrestleMania 32, Charlotte defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match that most people feel stole the show. WrestleMania 33 is set to take place on April 2, 2017, and Charlotte recently spoke to Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com and she noted that she wants to do something special for her robe next year.
“Just the robe. I want to do something special for my robe again. The blue one at ‘Mania was basically pieces from my dad’s old one that he wore when he retired. So, I want to do something special like that but in terms of who I’d like to wrestle, I just hope at this point that I’m on the card because it’s still so early. The division has so many talented women, anything could change.”