AJ Styles is reportedly working banged up and as a result, he wasn’t booked to wrestle at this week’s Smackdown taping. It’s apparently nothing serious but WWE wanted to give him some time off ahead of his match against Roman Reigns at WWE Extreme Rules on May 22, 2016. The news was first reported by the PWInsider website. Styles of course worked this week’s Monday Night Raw in the 6-Person Tag Elimination Match.
This brings up another issue we first brought you here on WNW Premium on January 11, 2016. Remember it was there we reported that Styles’s back is in rough shape and it was “now or never” in terms of him going to WWE. It’ll be interesting to see if WWE has to rest Styles more often to protect his ailing back, assuming that is why he was rested in the first place.