AJ Styles has revealed in a recent interview with Newsweek that the recent contract he signed with WWE will be his last.
The two-time WWE champion reportedly signed a 5-year deal to stay with the company in March, and discussing his wrestling future said:-
"I can tell you that this contract that I've signed is my last. This is the perfect place for me to be. It’s family-oriented, I have no problem taking my family to the shows. It’s a PG product, which I enjoy. I’m in the best place I can be for my career.”
Styles will be 46 when his current deal expires, and appears to be intimating that rather than potentially returning to New Japan Pro Wrestling or jumping to the upcoming All Elite Wrestling, he may be looking to step away from the squared circle.
AJ joined WWE in 2016 and has achieved even more than many people expected; holding the WWE Championship for over a year and feuding with the likes of John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura and Daniel Bryan, but says he still has things he wants to achieve.
Styles stated that he was still aiming for a Universal Championship reign, wanted to be on the debut show for SmackDown on Fox later this year, and hoped to reunite with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson eventually:-
"Maybe soon we’ll be back together again and put on some entertaining matches. But who knows when that’ll be. I would love to be back with those guys.”