IGN.com has an interview up with TNA star AJ Styles. Here are some of the highlights.
On taking part in MTV’s “MADE” show training a young girl:
“The thing about the Made show is that you’ve got about four or five weeks to get it done and when I trained it was definitely a lot longer than four or five weeks. And you’ve got to take these falls and these bumps every day, and your body isn’t supposed to be doing that every day. So she was in a lot of pain. A lot of pain. I don’t know how it’s going to look on the actual TV show, because I haven’t seen it. Hopefully I don’t seem like a jerk, but yeah, she got beat up pretty bad. At one point she went to the hospital so, it’s rough, man. No doubt. Especially in a crash course like that.”
On TNA possibly getting another TV show:
“Another show would be awesome. That way we can give more time to the actual wrestling matches, rather than the rest. Some seem really short. With another program, or maybe 30 more minutes, I mean that’s three more matches maybe. That’s huge. And I hope that there’s another station that wants to bring us on because it seems like the WWE is trying to grab every station and get a hold of them and get their product on. They’re sucking up all the stations.”
On WWE’s Michelle McCool using his “Styles Clash” finisher:
“Gail Kim’s one of my really good friends, and I asked her about that and we talked about it and she (McCool) does do my move, but I’m flattered that she would think to use that move. It doesn’t bother me at all. I guess it might be different if a guy was doing it and calling it something else. At one point Crash Holly was doing the “Crash Landing” which was The Styles Clash, but little did I know that they were just big fans of the move. Crash was a good guy. We got along great. We actually did an independent show and we both were going for the Styles Clash and we got into an argument. It was really funny. The fact of the matter is this. People know it. That’s the Styles Clash. That’s my move. I came up with it on my own. It’s okay. I understand, you gotta come up with something and there’s not a lot of moves in the world. It’s hard to be different. But it’s cool with me.”
On WWE’s John Morrison stealing lots of moves:
“Now it would be different if it was a guy in my own company. But there is that one dude. What’s his name? I’m like, good grief, this guy does everyone else’s move and hasn’t come up with one. He’s a heck of an athlete. Morrison. Yeah, I’ve seen him do a lot of Low Ki’s moves. He does my Spiral Tap. I was like, “Man, this guy watches a lot of tape.” But he does them well, so I can’t say anything bad about him. He does them well. He’s heck of an athlete.”
To check out the full interview, click here.