AJ Styles on an opponent for Wrestlemania, Mania 32 experience, John Cena, more
Q. Any favoured opponent for WrestleMania?
It doesn’t really matter who my opponent is at WrestleMania. I would say that the fact that it’s WrestleMania, it doesn’t matter who it is. WrestleMania is one of the biggest events in the world, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. It’s my second one, so it’s not like it’s getting old to me, that’s for sure.
Q. Will WrestleMania feel any different on your second time?
I think it’s going to feel a lot different. I’m not sure how many they hold in Orlando, but I’m pretty sure it’s not 100,000 people. This one will be outside, it will be in a stadium, so that’s a different feeling altogether. I don’t really know what to expect, to be honest with you, but I’m anxious to find out.
Q. Could you describe your experience with WrestleMania 32?
You just don’t realise how big WrestleMania is until you’re a part of it. Being at the biggest WrestleMania ever was mind-blowing and exciting, all at the same time. I didn’t think I would ever have the opportunity to wrestle at WrestleMania, so it’s one of those things where I finally had my WrestleMania moment, which I thought I would never have. Certainly, it was exciting, and it was almost too much to take in. The next night I had to sit down and go, ‘wow, I just did WrestleMania. I am definitely a WWE Superstar.’ It was a great moment in my career, for sure.
Q. How do you feel about John Cena after facing him in WWE?
Regardless of what anyone else thinks about John Cena, I respect him. They can boo him or say he sucks; the guy is one of the hardest workers in the WWE. He’s been here on top for a long time, and there’s no way he can do that without being one of the toughest, one of the best, and one of the most experienced guys in the business. John Cena has earned my respect, and that’s why we’ve had incredible matches.