AJ Styles Says He May Never Trust Paul Heyman Again

Published 09/04/2020, 1:28 AM EDT


The world knows now that AJ Styles and Paul Heyman share bad blood ever since the latter got “The Good Brothers” fired. The story says that Heyman was the one who planted the idea of firing Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in Vince McMahon‘s head.

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The primary reason the firing came as a strong betrayal was because of the company’s assurance that they will be safe during the pandemic. Tragically, WWE released both of them from their contracts once the sting of COVID-19 hit.

Since AJ Styles was good friends with both Gallows and Anderson, he took their firing as a personal loss. Ever since then, Styles has pretty much made it a point to stay away from Paul Heyman.

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AJ Styles reacts to Paul Heyman’s return

In fact, he was quite headstrong about creating a proper distance between Heyman and himself. Therefore, it came as a blessing in disguise when Styles was transferred to SmackDown from Raw.

Now, as AJ Styles’ bad luck would have it, Paul Heyman has come to SmackDown. This was his comeback after getting fired from his position as the creative head of Raw. Currently, Heyman is advocating for Roman Reigns.

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However, while talking on his Twitch Stream, he said that he knows how to be professional even with a rival within his radar. Moreover, he claims that not trusting him will play a huge role in the professional relation he will share with Paul Heyman henceforth.

It is what it is. I couldn’t care less. It’s water under the bridge. Not saying that I have forgotten what he’s done. But I’m not gonna be that guy who holds a grudge, I’m not like that. Okay dude, you know you pissed me off. You know how I feel, I may not ever trust you again, can I get along with him professionally? Absolutely. Doesn’t mean I’m gonna be mean to him or say anything, it’s over. My buddies are doing fine.”

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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