AJ Styles Plans To Retire In Approximately 5 Years & To Stay With TNA For The Remainder Of His Career, More

The Sun recently conducted an interview with AJ Styles, in which he discusses his desire for TNA to do pay-per-views in the United Kingdom, his feelings on pessimistic fans, his status as a locker room leader, and more. In the following excerpt, Styles explains his current plans for retirement:

I would love to stop around 40. That’s my goal. It all depends. I don’t want to wrestle forever, I can’t. My body won’t hold up. It’s starting to break down already. When you hurt yourself chasing your kid, you’re getting a little bit too old.

“I want to be there for my family. I don’t want to look back and go, ‘I wish I’d been there’. My family is more important than my job.

“But I hope to be able to say that I was the first signed, and that I retired from TNA.

“I would love to continue to be part of TNA somehow (after I retire). I don’t know whether that is as an agent, or in the office, or handling talent relations. I would love to get the opportunity to sit down and talk to guys and say, ‘I know you want this, but this is where you’re at’ and be real with them.”

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  • Stoney

    I just hope he gets one more world title reign before he retires, and it doesn't get ruined by a distastrous heel run

  • rkoturner11

    Aj totally deserves another title reign. He should hold it until tna goes under, which I bet is not much longer therefore before it goes belly up he can be inducted into their “hall of fame”

  • havoc525

    So, if Vince decided to buy them, would he just go ahead and retire?

  • Aldin94

    Its sad how people WANT TNA to go out of business. And yes AJ should have atleast one more run as champion.

    • Mario

      `Real well said` indeed ` Aldin94` because l am like the majority , a bigger WWE fan but ,as a WRESTLING FAN I truly believe that TNA is ESENTIAL for the well-being of our favorite `hobby`

  • ben

    vince cant buy tna u stupid people.

    unless the decide to selll tna.

    • _JIM_

      TNA IS currently looking for a new investor to take over the majority of the costs. So anything is possible, but I don’t see Vince having any interest. It’s not like TNA is major competition for WWE like WCW was. Though he could acquire a lot of talent on the cheap if he did decide to bail TNA out of its current financial nightmare.

  • Ricky Valdez

    A J styles missed a golden opportunity to go to the wwe, but passed up on it. As good as a wrestler as he was he could have been great and really left his mark in the wwe, what could have been.

  • _JIM_

    AJ just might be too loyal for his own good. TNA is like a second away from having the plug pulled. So AJ’S loyalty, though comendable, just might land him in the unemployment office.

  • Kevin

    I can see AJ being the manager of TNA Impact Wrestling after he retires. He'd still be there to give advice to the talent, and could occasionally even get in the ring and perform. He'd be a damn sight better manager than Hogan.