WWE champion and the only man in the world who can rock the odd-coloured glove combo, AJ Styles, took to Twitter this afternoon in response to rumours circulating that he is set to hang up his boots (and those hand warmers) following next year's WrestleMania 34.
In a very brusque statement, the Georgia native simply tweeted, "Wrong!" Guess that's that settled, then.
The suggestion of Style's impending retirement post the New Orleans supershow emerged from a radio interview he conducted with Houston's 97.9 The Box earlier this month, during which he claimed he aims to "take it easy" in a few years time. This vague utterance quickly snowballed into a massive avalanche of misreports that the two-time WWE title holder planned to call it quits next April.
Style's rebuttal will come as a relief to wrestling fans the world over. Since his Royal Rumble 2016 debut, he's been pretty much untouchable as WWE's top performer, putting on absolute barnstormers with the likes of John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Finn Bálor. He further endeared himself to the wrestling world last month when he finally ended Jinder Mahal's ceaselessly dreadful reign with the company's top strap.
Now 40, and on record stating he doesn't want to miss the highlights of his kids growing up, it's understandable that Styles will start to wind down before too long. For now at least, we can be selfishly grateful that he's not done just yet.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.