AJ Styles comments on Slammiversary and BaseBrawl event
Jun 8, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).
AJ joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (to promote next Saturday night’s TNA BaseBrawl event at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo, NY), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/060611.wax
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/june11/060611.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
After being taken out of action several months ago by Immortal, why his message is now clear: Giving Bully Ray “the fight of his life” this Sunday night at Slammiversary in their Last Man Standing Match: “This all started when Bully Ray & Ric Flair put me through a table, injuring me for a month. Of course, I came back at Lockdown ready to take out Bully Ray. The fact that I really haven’t gotten my hands on him yet is just eating at me. I have to get this over with, or it’s just going to eat me up inside. This guy is nothing. Just because you are the bigger guy, it doesn’t make you the bigger man. I’m going to give Bully Ray the fight of his life. When it’s all said & done, he’ll know who the bigger man is…and always has been.”
Getting the opportunity to be a part of TNA’s forthcoming BaseBrawl in Buffalo, NY & having the chance to return to Coca Cola Field (where he captured the Natural Heavyweight Championship back in 2004): “Obviously it’s always good to get back to a place where you have awesome fans. Some of the best fans are right in that little area. I love Buffalo. I’ve had some great experiences there, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Why “Wrestling Matters” to him & the importance of TNA following through on that promise to its fans: “Wrestling does matter. If we took that name out, it’s just a terrible thing. I don’t know any other way to say it. When you see something on TV, you don’t say ‘there’s some entertainment on.’ No, you say ‘that’s professional wrestling.’ We have the best wrestlers in the world at Impact Wrestling. They’re here. We need to do what we say we do, and that’s wrestle.”
Much more is contained in “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles’ exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts on the lessons he learned from his time working with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, whether he believes aligning himself with Immortal held him and/or Fortune back in any way, the chances of him getting his hands on Eric Bischoff, what the return of “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels to TNA has meant to him personally & professionally, why he still feels confident that a “dream match” between him & Rey Mysterio could happen, what the future holds for him as a star of Impact Wrestling (and if the word “retirement” has entered his mind yet), plus much more! Follow the longest-reigning TNA World Champion in company history on his official Twitter page (at www.Twitter.com/AJStylesOrg). Become eligible to score the second (of three) pairs of tickets to TNA Wrestling’s Basebrawl event in Buffalo simply by being a member of The Mayhem Nation on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem) & Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem). Our second winner will be announced online this weekend.
TNA Wrestling’s BaseBrawl comes to Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 18th at Coca-Cola Field at 7:30PM ET. Charge your tickets by phone at (888) 223-6000. Event tickets are also available for purchase at www.Bisons.com or at the Coca-Cola Field box office. With each TNA ticket purchased, fans receive a free ticket to a select upcoming Bisons game. Fans that purchase a $60 ticket will receive a special meet & greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30PM ET, which will be redeemable for the night of the show. This event will feature a rare appearance from “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, who will be returning to Buffalo for this once in a lifetime event. After the show, be sure to stick around for a special fireworks display, brought to you by TNA Wrestling & the Buffalo Bisons.