PWInsider.com is reporting that AJ Styles is leaving TNA Wrestling after his current contract, which was extended by two months, expires next week. Styles has already starting to accept indy bookings through his agent.
Styles – who won the TNA title recently – has taped episodes for Impact which go in early January 2014 as TNA taped a month worth of shows at Universal Studios. The title situation will be resolved by the time his last appearance on Impact comes to an end.
Both TNA and Styles have not been able to reach an agreement on a new deal with money being the major reason this time around. Styles signed a short extension to get him through Bound For Glory, which is TNA’s biggest pay-per-view of the year.
AJ Styles has been working for TNA since the very first TNA weekly pay-per-view and was the company’s first X Division champion back in 2002. His 11 year stint with the company got him a truckload of titles including the NWA Heavyweight title three times, the NWA Tag Team titles four times, the TNA Legends title twice, the TNA World title twice, the TNA Tag Team titles twice, the X Division title six times, and the winner of this year’s Bound For Glory Series. He is also the first TNA triple crown and grand slam champion.