AJ Styles, the former WWE Intercontinental Champion revealed the reason for the couple of moves he has stopped performing in the ring. ‘The Phenomenal One’ opened up during his Twitch stream.
AJ Styles is one of the top stars in the world of pro-wrestling. He has performed in top wrestling promotions all around the world including, New Japan Pro Wrestling(NJPW), Ring Of Honor(ROH), Impact Wrestling(TNA). ‘The Phenomenal One’ has achieved Championship golds wherever he went.
AJ Styles, the former WWE United States Champion is very popular for his wide variety of high flying moves. He always makes the crowd awestruck with his amazing in-ring ability.
“I’m not a young cat anymore”, says AJ Styles
During the Twitch stream, one of the fans questioned the two famous moves of AJ Styles that he doesn’t perform anymore.
One being the Shooting Styles Press(Springboard shooting star plancha) and another the Spiral Tap( Corkscrew senton bomb)
The 43-year-old said, “One move I’d like to bring back is the Shooting Styles Press. I’m just afraid I’d hurt myself doing it.”
Watch the video clip of ‘Shooting Styles Press’ move:
He added, “I’m not a young cat anymore. Same deal with the Spiral Tap – I’m getting too old to be pulling that stuff. I’d probably hurt myself trying that one.”
Here is the video clip of ‘Spiral Tap’ move:
The moves that stars perform are very risky and it would be better for AJ Styles not to perform the high-risk moves in the ring at this point of the career.
Brock Lesnar, former WWE Universal Champion and Matt Sydal (known as Evan Bourne), who is signed with AEW have also botched the move in the past.
AJ Styles have also lessened using his signature, ‘Styles Clash’ move. He used the move widely in the independent circuit and also in prominent wrestling promotions.
The move has been the part of his move set for the majority of his career. However, he rarely uses the move in WWE.
The former WWE Champion uses the ‘Phenomenal Forearm’ which is a springboard forearm and ‘Calf Crusher’, a submission move as his finishing moves nowadays.
The move set now AJ Styles possesses is enough to prove why he is ‘The Phenomenal One’.
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