Well this seems absolutely stupid reason to be upset about, especially considering it is the truth. AJ Styles needs to realize that unless you worked for WCW like Sting, debuting fresh in WWE you are always a freaking rookie and nothing more. The reason being that no other promotion since WCW is even remotely close to WWE's brand popularity and global penetration. That's just how it is whether fans like it or not.It appears WWE newest signing, AJ styles is already unhappy with the promotion, branding him as the "Redneck Rookie". Styles did an interview recently where he mentioned the moniker, noting that he was proud to be a redneck, but he’s no rookie to anyone in the business.
If you missed it, The Miz first referred to Styles as Redneck Rookie in his promo -
"You really think a little rookie redneck like AJ Styles can make it in the WWE?"
WWE announcers have been pushing the moniker in the broadcast since then, especially Byron Saxton.
Jim Ross in one of JRsBBQ.com blogs said that he felt the nicknames both "Redneck" and "Rookie" were counterproductive and should be dropped.
Also, his arrogant statement exposes how much of an egomaniac this dickhead is. He doesn't seem like someone who wants to learn, improve and excel over time. Perhaps, WWE/Vince need to humble this mega-mainstream star, the super huge draw, AJ Styles and bring him down to earth, down to reality before considering pushing him in WWE. There needs to be proper hierarchy in place, one that is recognized and respected. Talents should know their place.