AJ Styles Reveals Vince McMahon Didn’t Know Him Upon WWE Arrival

The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at the WWE Night of Champions 2023, as WWE Superstars AJ Styles and Seth Rollins prepare to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 27 at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Styles, who made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble in 2016, has been a prominent figure in the wrestling world. In a recent interview with Mark Andrews on My Love Letter to Wrestling, Styles revealed that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was unaware of him when he first joined the company. Despite this, Styles managed to make a significant impact and has since become a key player in the WWE.

“I’m not sure how I snuck in there [to WWE], I think maybe the success of the Bullet Club helped for sure. Maybe some of the writers asked, ‘What do you think about AJ Styles?’ But I can tell you this, Vince McMahon had no idea who I was. There’s no way because he had no plans for me after the Royal Rumble. I wasn’t supposed to be at ‘Raw’ the next day. Yeah, so he thought it was a fluke that I got the pop that I did in Orlando.”

On the road to the Night of Champions, Styles has shown his prowess by defeating notable wrestlers such as Edge and Rey Mysterio, and then Bobby Lashley to secure his spot in the title bout. Styles’ journey to the championship match indicates that WWE may have significant plans for him in the near future.

On the other hand, Seth Rollins, who has also made his mark in WWE, defeated Shinsuke Nakamura, Damian Priest, and Finn Balor to become a finalist in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Rollins’ recent victories, including his win against Logan Paul at WrestleMania 39, suggest that he has the momentum to potentially defeat Styles at the Night of Champions.

The upcoming match could conclude in several intriguing ways. One possibility is that Karrion Kross, who has expressed his intention to compete against Styles, might make an appearance during the championship match, potentially affecting the outcome. Another unexpected twist could be the return of the 31-time champion Edge, who might interfere in the match, reigniting his rivalry with Styles.

Regardless of the outcome, the match between Styles and Rollins promises to be a high-stakes, action-packed event that will undoubtedly captivate the audience.

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