While speaking with NewsWeek, AJ Styles opens up about other wrestling companies trying to compete with WWE. He didn't specifically mention AEW but as it stands on the heels of their successful Double or Nothing PPV and upcoming programming on TNT they are the biggest American competition WWE is going to have to handle. Below are his comments:
“As far as the indies and whatnot, I don’t think they should ever be competitive with the WWE. They should compete with themselves to make sure they get better everyday because there’s no competition, if you want me to be honest. WWE is globally huge. It’s unbelievable to know how big the WWE is. People don’t understand it.
If you want to succeed, don’t compete. Be something different, be the alternative. There’s a lot of people that have a good chance, but competition is always a great thing. I hope any company does well so they can be that competition. Competition will always make a better product.”