AJ Styles

Aug 27, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment

Real name: Allen Jones
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of birth: June 2, 1977
From: Gainesville, GA
Pro debut: February 15, 1999
Trained at: NCW Training School
Finishing move: Styles Clash


– On January 8, 2000, Styles defeated K-Krush (Ron Killings) to capture the NWA Wildside Television title.
– Styles regained the NWA Wildside television title on January 6, 2001, when he defeated Air Paris in Cornelia, GA.
– Prior to the sale of WCW to WWF, Styles had a brief stint on WCW’s talent roster.
– Styles defeated Rick Michaels on December 22, 2001 to win the NWA Wildside/Georgia Heavyweight title.
– On April 13, 2002, Styles pinned Nova on the World Wrestling All-Stars “Eruption” PPV to win the WWA Cruiserweight title.
– On June 19, 2002, Styles became the first X division champion on TNA’s debut on PPV in Huntsville, AL.
– Styles and Jerry Lynn won a single night four team tag tournament on July 3, 2002 to claim the NWA World Tag Team title.
– Styles eventually turned heel and hired a manager, Mortimer Plumtree.
– Styles regained the X division title on October 23, 2002 by defeating Syxx-Pac in Nashville, AL.
– On January 25, 2003, Styles defeated Amazing N8 Mattson to win IWR KOI title in Sterling Height, MI.
– On March 15, 2003, Styles and the Amazing Red defeated Christopher Daniels and Xavier to capture the ROH (Ring of Honor) Tag Team title in Cambridge, MA.
– Styles won a three way match over Jeff Jarrett and Raven on June 11, 2003 to capture the NWA World Heavyweight title.
– On September 12, 2003, Styles defeated Daniels and Chris Sabin in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to capture the Maximum Pro Wrestling Television title.
– Styles defeated Jonny Storm on September 27, 2003 in Helsinki, Finland to retain the NWA title.
– On February 4, 2004, Styles and Abyss defeated the Red Shirt Security (Kevin Northcutt and Joe E. Legend) for the NWA World Tag Team title.
– On February 14, 2004, Styles pinned CM Punk to win the Pure Wrestling Tournament and the Pure Wrestling title in Braintree, MA.
– Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett on April 21, 2004 in a “steel cage” match to capture the NWA world Heavyweight title in Nashville, TN.
– Styles defeated Frankie Kazarian on June 9, 2004 in Nashville to regain the X Division title.
– On August 14, 2004, Styles defeated Sabu and Teddy in a TLC match to win the Natural title in Buffalo, NY.
– Styles defeated James Tighe on November 13, 2004 in Coventry, England in a 30 minute “iron man” match.
– Styles, Randy Savage and Jeff Hardy defeated Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall at the Turning Point PPV.
– At the 2005 Final Resolution PPV in Orlando, Styles defeated Petey Williams and Chris Sabin in an “Ultimate X match” to recapture the X Division title.
– Styles defeated Christopher Daniels at the Against All Odds PPV in a 30-minute “Iron Man” match to retain the X Division title.
– On April 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, LA, Styles defeated Super Dragon to capture the PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla) title.
– At the 2005 Lockdown PPV, Styles defeated Abyss in a “six sides of steel cage” match to become the number one contender for the NWA title.
– At the 2005 Hard Justice PPV, Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett to regain the NWA title in Orlando.
– At the 2005 No Surrender PPV, Styles defeated Sean Waltman.
– Styles pinned Matt Hardy on July 29, 2005 in Monroeville, PA.
– At the 2005 Unbreakable PPV in Orlando, Styles defeated Daniels and Samoa Joe to regain the X Division title for the fifth time.
– Styles defeated Daniels 1-0 in a 30-minute “Iron Man” match at Bound for Glory.
– At Genesis ’05, Styles pinned Petey Williams to retain the X-division title.
– On December 29, 2005 in Tokyo, Styles defeated Petey Williams.
– At the 2006 Final Resolution, Styles defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi of New Japan Pro Wrestling.
– At Lockdown ’06, Team Sting (Sting, Rhino, Styles and Ron Killings) defeated Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner and America’s Most Wanted) in a “lethal lottery” match.
– Styles and Christopher Daniels defeated America’s Most Wanted at Slammiversary ’06 in Orlando to capture the NWA World Tag Team title.
– At Victory Road ’06, Styles, Daniels, and Sirelda defeated Gail Kim and America’s Most Wanted.
– Styles and Daniels defeated LAX (Homicide and Hernandez) at Hard Justice ’06 to retain the NWA World Tag Team title.
– On October 24, 2006 in Orlando, Styles defeated Chris Sabin to regain the X-division title.
– Styles defeated Rhino at the 2006 Turning Point PPV.
– At Against All Odds ’07, Styles defeated Rhino in a “Motor City chain match.”
– Styles defeated Rhino in an “elevation X” match at Destination X.
– At No Surrender ’07, Styles and Tomko won a 10-team gauntlet match.
– At Bound for Glory ’07 in Duluth, GA, Styles and Tomko defeated Team Pacman to capture the TNA World Tag Team titles.
– Styles and Tomko defeated the Steiner Brothers to retain the TNA World Tag Team titles at Genesis ’07.
– On December 20, 2007, Styles defeated Senshi at a IGF show in Tokyo, Japan.
– At Final Resolution ’08, Styles and Tomko defeated Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash.
– At Against All Odds ’08, Styles and Tomko defeated BG James and “Bullet” Bob Armstrong.
– Styles defeated Kurt Angle at Slammiversary ’08.
– Styles defeated Booker T at Destination X ’09 in Orlando, FL to capture the TNA Legends title.
– At Lockdown ’09, Team Jarrett (Jarrett, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels) defeated Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash, and Scott Steiner) in a lethal lockdown cage match.
– At Sacrifice ’09, Styles defeated Booker T in an “I Quit” match.
– Styles defeated Kurt Angle, Matt Morgan, Sting and Hernandez at No Surrender ’09 in Orlando, FL to capture the TNA World Heavyweight title.
– At Bound for Glory ’09, Styles defeated Sting to retain the TNA title.
– Styles defeated Daniels and Samoa Joe at Turning Point ’09.
– At Final Resolution ’09, Styles defeated Daniels to retain the TNA title.
– At Genesis ’10, Styles defeated Kurt Angle.
– Styles (with Ric Flair) defeated Samoa Joe to retain the TNA title at Against All Odds ’10.
– At Destination X ’11, Styles defeated Christopher Daniels.
– At Bound for Glory ’11, Styles defeated Daniels in an “I Quit” match.
– At Slammiversary ’12 in Arlington, TX, Styles and Kurt Angle defeated Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian for the TNA Tag Team titles.
– At Destination X ’12, Styles defeated Christopher Daniels in a “last man standing” match.
– At Hardcore Justice ’12, Styles defeated Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle in a “ladder” match.
– Styles defeated Bully Ray at Bound for Glory ’13 in San Diego, CA, to regain the TNA World Heavyweight tile.
On November 3, 2013, Styles returned to AAA to successfully defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (which had been vacated by TNA just days before) in a rematch against El Mesías.
– On November 16, 2013, Styles made his debut for Japanese promotion Wrestle-1, successfully defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Seiya Sanada.
– On the January 4, 2014, Ring of Honor Wrestling taping, Styles defeated Roderick Strong in his return match.
– On February 1, 2014, Styles fought DREAMWAVE Champion Christian Rose to a no-contest
– At CZW’s 15th Anniversary Show, Styles defeated CZW World Champion Drew Gulak by DQ
– On May 3, 2014, Styles became only the seventh foreigner ever to win the IWGP heavyweight championship when he defeated Kazuchika Okada, thanks to Yujiro Takahashi turning on Okada, in the main event of Wrestling Dontaku at the Fukuoka International Center Arena.
– At ROH/NJPW Global Wars, BULLET CLUB (Styles & Karl Anderson) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo).
– At ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds, Styles defeated Michael Elgin & Kazuchika Okada in a Triple Threat Match to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– On May 25, 2014, Styles defeated Okada to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– At House of Hardcore IV, Styles defeated Chris Hero.
– At House of Hardcore V, Styles defeated Kevin Steen.
– At NJPW Dominion, BULLET CLUB (Styles & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii).
– At ROH All Star Extravaganza VI, Styles defeated Adam Cole.
– At NJPW Power Struggle ’14, Styles defeated Yoshitatsu.
– At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9, Styles defeated Tetsuya Naito.
– On February 11, 2015, Styles defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to regain the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– At ROH’s 13th Anniversary Show, Styles defeated ACH.
– On March 11, 2015, Styles defeated John Hennigan in a Best of 3 Falls Match to win the FWE Heavyweight Title
– At NJPW Invasion Attack ’15, Styles defeated Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On April 18, 2015, Styles & Tommy Suede defeated Rise Up (Mark Maverick & TJ Masters) to win the PPW Tag Team Titles
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’15, The Bullet Club (Styles & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI)
– At NJPW/ROH War of the Worlds ’15, Styles defeated Adam Cole
– On June 14, 2015, Styles defeated Marty Scurll to win the RPW British Heavyweight Title
– At Best in the World ’15, The Bullet Club (Styles & The Young Bucks) defeated The Kingdom (Michael Bennett, Matt Taven & Adam Cole)
– On August 28, 2015, Styles defeated Mark Haskins to retain the RPW British Heavyweight Title
– In early September 2015, The Bullet Club (Styles & The Young Bucks) entered the Chikara King of Trios Tournament, defeating Battle Hive (Pharoah Ant, Fire Ant & Worker Ant), Battleborn (Kevin Condron, Lucas Calhoun & Missile Assault Man) and Team Fight Club Pro (Daniel Moloney, Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) before losing to Team AAA (Drago, Fenix & Aerto Star) in the final
– At ROH All Star Extravaganza ’15, Styles defeated Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin in a Four Corner Survival Match
– On October 2, 2015, Styles defeated Marty Scurll & Will Ospreay in a 3-Way Match to retain the RPW British Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Styles defeated Jushin Liger to retain the RPW British Heavyweight Title
– At NJPW Power Struggle ’15, The Bullet Club (Styles & Bad Luck Fale) defeated CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano)
– At NJPW New Year Dash ’16, The Bullet Club (Styles & Kenny Omega) defeated CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI)
– Shortly after this event, rumours emerged that Styles was close to signing a deal with WWE, along with several other members of the New Japan roster
– Styles debuted in WWE at the 2016 Royal Rumble match
– At Fastlane ’16, Styles defeated Chris Jericho
– On the April 4, 2016 edition of Raw, Styles defeated Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens & Cesaro to become number one contender to the WWE World Title
– At Money In The Bank ’16, Styles defeated John Cena
– In the 2016 WWE draft, Styles was allocated to Smackdown
– At Summerslam ’16, Styles defeated John Cena
– At Backlash ’16, Styles defeated Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Title. As a result, Styles became the first man to hold the NWA, TNA, WWE and IWGP World/Heavyweight Titles
– At Survivor Series ’16, Styles was a member of Team Smackdown as they defeated Team Raw
– At TLC ’16, Styles defeated Dean Ambrose in a TLC Match to retain the WWE World Title
– At WrestleMania 33, Styles defeated Shane McMahon
– At a live event in Madison Square Garden on July 7, 2017, Styles defeated Kevin Owens to win the WWE United States Title
– Styles would lose the title back to Owens at Battleground ’17, but regained it the next week on Smackdown in a 3-Way Match also involving Chris Jericho

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