According to a report by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, AJ Styles has begun negotiating a new contract with WWE after nearly three years with the company. Styles is seeking a deal that will include limited dates much like Randy Orton currently has in his agreement.
The report goes on to state that Styles and WWE appear to be working towards a new three-year contract and that Styles “advocated” dropping the WWE Title because of the time he has had to spend away from his family during his tenure. Another factor in ongoing negotiations is WWE’s new deals with FOX, USA and Saudi Arabia and how that will affect compensation as many stars are expecting either pay raises or a bit of a break on their road schedules. Styles for one has multiple options outside of WWE and both he and the company know that.