Triple H Reveals AJ Styles Wanted a Match Against Him at WrestleMania

Published 04/04/2021, 10:10 AM EDT
Wrestler Triple H attends WrestleMania XXVII at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)


Triple H has been an integral part of WrestleMania in the past. However, the ‘Game’ would not be participating this year, which has led to fans questioning his absence. Interestingly, we recently learned that AJ Styles tried to make it happen, but ‘The Game’ did not sign off on it.

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Triple H revealed that AJ Styles had approached him for a match at WrestleMania, but he wasn’t ready to make a commitment considering the other responsibilities he already has to take on.

Even though he would love to be a part of WrestleMania, it’s not going to work for him, given his schedule. AJ Styles tried to convince him, but as humbled as he was, it wasn’t possible.

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“The personal side of it, the performer side of it, I would love nothing more, but the reality is—I’m not going to have the bandwidth or availability schedule-wise to be able to pull that off. He would come to me every week or every other week when I would see him and say, ‘How’s that bandwidth coming? You going to be able to make this happen?’

“I’d say I’m not, but I’m flattered by that—I really am—and I’m humbled by it. I wish I had the bandwidth to do it, and I’m not saying I won’t be able to do it in the coming year, if it’s right and everyone believes it should be done.”

Triple H concerned about the physical requirements for WrestleMania

Triple H has prepared for WrestleMania before. He knows the amount of physical stress the body has to endure just to prepare for the event. Currently, HHH is unsure if he can get into that shape.

Triple H celebrates his victory at Wrestlemania X8 (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

“I’ve said this before, but getting ready for WrestleMania is a different thing, and the older you get, the harder it gets. Doing this once a year or once every couple of years, especially now, is not an easy task. You try to stay in the best shape you can, but that’s not ‘WrestleMania shape’ and it’s a different thing.

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“When he first came to me, I said, ‘AJ, I’m not going to tell you no. Personally, I’d love to work with you and at this point, you can carry me to something.’ So, I’d love it.”

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Booking Triple H against AJ Styles would have been an excellent way to conduct WrestleMania; however, if he’s not ready for the match, it’s best if we restrict it to our dream match list. Hopefully, the WWE Universe will see him in action at the next WrestleMania.

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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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