Just a few days after posting an article on the TNA website about how AJ Styles actually signed a TNA deal in December and then backed out with the help of his lawyer, TNA made a 180 and acknowledged Styles’ debut in WWE on their Twitter.
“Congrats to TNA Original @AJStylesOrg on his debut tonight. Wish him all the best,” said a tweet posted after the Royal Rumble.
The TNA story earlier in the week sort of put the blame on Styles, Gallows, and Anderson for first meeting with Carter in December, agreeing on everything, signing a contract, and then change their minds to go to WWE. Styles’ agent Bill Behrens refuted TNA’s claims and said a final contract was never signed.
Styles came across as a huge Superstar when he came out as number 3 and the fans in Orlando were familiar with him. TNA ran shows in Orlando for a few years at Universal Studios where Styles was one of their major names. He had been with the company since May 2002.