How is any of that AJ's fault. The four months AJ had better Hogan and his boys came to ruin him were way better than anything Roode put on. WAY better. He legit had about 3-4 MOTY candidates(AJ vs Kurt on impact night before BFG, AJ vs Daniels, AJ vs Daniels vs Joe, and maybe AJ vs Kurt on 1/4) from the time he won the title until Hogan came in. Roode has had none. Roode benefits from massively superior booking, they are actually letting him be strong and be his own man and winning against the Ex-WWE guys, which AJ was never allowed to do. Case in point, they had Reefer Van Dam go over AJ Styles on the same night he beat Jeff Hardy on a random episode of impact. Meanwhile Roode owns victories over Anderson, RVD, and Jeff Hardy. And yeah like you said they also had him play a henchmen to Ric Flair during his freaking title reign.Roode's reign has been far better than AJ's. AJ's started well feuding with Sting, Daniels, Joe and Angle but then fell off a cliff once they made him Nature Boy Jr. The guy was a total afterthought for basically 4 months out of the 8 he held it.
Roode has used his title reign to become a main player in TNA and has had great matches, promos and feuds during it.