A.J. Styles recently joined Mark Henry and David LaGreca on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio to promote this Sunday’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view, where “The Phenomenal One” will defend the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge match against John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin.
During the interview, Styles praised Cena, sharing his belief that he belongs in the discussion of who is the greatest pro wrestler of all-time.
“I’m not saying that John is a great athlete, I don’t want to discredit who John is,” Styles said. “He’s not known for his moveset. But his psychology is unbelievable! Like, he gets it on another level. It makes up for things he lacks in his moveset because he’s so unbelievable in that ring. When he and I work together… I say him signing something, and he is a leftie, he uses his left hand. I said, ‘that’s gotta be what it is John, that’s why we work so well together, because you’re a leftie and I’m a rightie and it just works.’ We’re different in every way, but we keep on putting on great matches.”
Styles also responded to Cena’s claims on RAW that he will win the WWE Championship this Sunday and then allow Styles to challenge him for it at WrestleMania 34. According to “The Phenomenal One,” this won’t happen, because nothing is going to stop him from having his “Dream Match” at WrestleMania 34 against Shinsuke Nakamura.
“I don’t want a Triple Threat at #Wrestlemania. I want @ShinsukeN all to myself.”#WWEChampion @AJStylesOrg told @davidlagreca1& @TheMarkHenry why he loves working with @JohnCena but he’s leaving #WWEFastlane with the title.#SDLive pic.twitter.com/WDc7bcT7n3
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) March 6, 2018
“I guess John Cena was on RAW last night saying that he’s going to win [at Fastlane] and I should invoke my rematch clause at WrestleMania so that it can be a three-way between myself, Nakamura and John Cena,” Styles said. “Well I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to lose this match coming up at Fastlane. I want Nakamura all to myself.”
The WWE Champion would then go on to discuss his rivalry with Nakamura, pointing out that the two have faced off against each other once before at the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 event in 2016.
“I’ve got a score to settle with Nakamura,” Styles admitted. “We had a match – one match – between him and I in Japan. He took that match, he won that one. He had home field advantage. I want the home field advantage this time and we’ll see what happens. I want him all to myself.”
Check out the complete A.J. Styles interview at SiriusXM.com.