Re: What is it about AJ Styles matches that are not clicking when should be huge matches
He's not wrestling Okada anymore.
Honestly, in NJPW he got to wrestle the greatest in-ring workers in the business. Nakamura has slowed down a lot since NJPW, and the WWE match designers have really sucked in the last 4-5 years. There are some exceptions here and there, but there is a reason why so many matches in the past year have been poorly designed.
To a degree AJ is also riding on his rep now and coasting, much like everyone else in this company.
Now. I do like AJ. Or at least respect him a lot. His run in TNA was good, but his run in NJPW made me finally think he deserved his rep. However, my complaint lately is that AJ's reactions for the most part has cooled down A LOT over the past 2 years, and there are many of his matches in 2019 which just have NO heat. Anyone else in the company would have been bumped off "favorable" status by now with the reactions he had been getting, but he's still clearly favored by Vince. Cesaro's lone PPV singles match this year with Aleister Black which had far less build was much better received by both the crowd and the smarks.
Last edited by llj; 08-13-2019 at 02:22 PM.