AJ Styles On How He Got "The Phenomenal" Nickname, His Transition To WWE
WWE Superstar AJ Styles recently spoke with KISS FM”s “Big Poppa and Banna” regarding a number of topics, including how he first got “The Phenomenal” nickname, how his transition to WWE has gone thus far and more. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On how he got “The Phenomenal” nickname:
“I wish I could tell you that [it] was a girl that gave it to me, that was giving me that name, but, no, it wasn’t. I think, I want to say around 2000, maybe 2001, I was wrestling where I started in Cornelia, Georgia, at a place called Wildside, and one of the commentators just started calling me ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles and it stuck.”
On how his transition to WWE has gone thus far:
“It was very easy, honestly. Everybody is great. The only transition I wasn’t expecting [was for everyone] to be so professional. That’s sad to say, but I’ve been to places where it’s not exactly that, so to come to a place that is, is so refreshing and so easy. It’s great.” Styles continued, “I mean, you would think I’ve been wrestling with these guys for years. But it’s just a great bunch of guys. I’m a little jealous of these guys though, because some of them were in NXT together or before that, but they all team up together and have just a strong relationship, but they’re just great guys to be around and girls.”
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