The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently spoke with AJ Styles for Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Atlanta.
The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
Making it to WWE:
“I know I took the long route to get here, but it was worth it. The timing was perfect when it came to my career. And I’m ready to be that WWE superstar.”
His reception in the WWE locker room:
“I didn’t expect (the wrestlers) to be so open to me coming in. These guys bust their tails and made a lot of sacrifices to be here. And here comes this guy out of nowhere. Sometimes you’ll walk into a locker room and you’ll get, ‘What’s that guy doing here?’ In WWE, it’s not like that at all. They literally welcomed me with open arms. I can’t describe how great the locker room is. This is why the WWE is successful, because they have a locker room that gets it done. These guys get it and understand, and they’re ready to get out there and work. They know we’re in the entertainment business, and they respect what I’ve done. You don’t see that everywhere.”