AJ Styles Reveals The Name He Wanted To Use

Jun 6, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE Star AJ Styles recently did an interview with Atlanta, Georgia’s Rock 100.5’s Bailey and Southside show, and he revealed that he originally wanted to wear a mask and call himself Velocity.

Styles divulged his very first idea for his own pro wrestling persona. Given ‘The Phenomenal One”s aerial artistry, he wanted to be a luchador called ‘Velocity’.

“I wanted to wear a mask! I loved those [luchadors]. I’m so glad that didn’t happen.” Styles continued, “I wanted to wear a mask and call myself ‘Velocity’. What a terrible name.”

According to Styles, he was given the last name ‘Styles’ by a pro wrestling promoter on the spot and it stuck. Apparently, ‘The Georgia Bulldog’ hated the name.

“I didn’t have a name. Everybody always called me ‘AJ’ anyway, so I stuck with AJ. And then, [the promoter] is like, ‘yeah, you’re tagging with Damien Still. We need a last name. Styles! Go!’ That’s it. That’s how the name [came] about. AJ Styles. I hated it. I hated Styles for a really long time.”

source: THE SpOTLight

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