aj styles

At the beginning of 2016 it was rumored that WWE was interested in signing AJ Styles. The rumors were confirmed when AJ Styles debuted at the Royal Rumble, and he’s been on a roll ever since.

AJ Styles has become one of WWE’s top stars since making his debut with the company, and he’s currently the WWE World Champion. When Styles first arrived in WWE he went right into a feud with Chris Jericho. During a recent interview with The Sun, Chris Jericho talked a little bit about his feud with AJ Styles, and Jericho believes that Styles has become even better since joining WWE.

“There’s always a little bit of a transition period. I’m happy that I was able to help him with that. I think the WWE might not have known how good he was when he first came in and why would they? He hadn’t performed in a WWE ring and therefore they wouldn’t know how good he is. And after a month or two months of seeing what this guy was capable of, I don’t think he had anybody denying the fact that he is one of the best in the world. And now he’s the champion on Smackdown, as he should be. He’s a great performer, he’s a great character … I think he’s a better performer now than when he first got here because he has adapted, he has learned and he’s gotten better. He’s a joy to work with, he’s a funny guy, he understands the business. All across the board he’s A-plus, A-plus, A-plus. I’m proud of him, happy for him and like you said he’s only just begun. My goodness, it’s only been nine months. Imagine where he’s going to be next year at this time.”

Chris Jericho has had a long career in the wrestling business, and he’s had the type of career that most wrestlers only dream about. It’s no big secret that Chris Jericho is getting up there in age, but he’s still in great shape, and he still has what it takes to put on an awesome show. Jericho also noted during the interview that he will keep going as long as he wants to.

“Every time I come back from a match, someone will go, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you can still do all that stuff at 45.’ To me, it’s like, ‘Well why shouldn’t I be able to do it?’ How can Mick Jagger still be putting on great concerts at 75? What difference does it make what your age is? Either you can do it or you can’t. I’ve always had good genetics, I’ve always been very fortunate to never really get hurt in the business, which is ridiculous when you think about our business. I’ve never missed any time other than breaking my arm back in ’94, where I was out for like seven weeks. Other than that, I’ve never had any issues so I just continue to do what I do. Like I said, as long as I can keep this pace for myself that I set so many years ago, I’ll do it for as long as I want.”