Speaking on his latest mixer channel gaming stream, AJ Styles called former Executive Director of RAW Paul Heyman a liar and addressed his recent move to SmackDown.
Some early reports seem to suggest that Styles was bullied into leaving Monday nights, but the 'Phenomenal One' calls those rumours the 'dumbest thing he’s ever heard.'
'There were some rumours going around that AJ Styles left Raw to go to SmackDown because he was being bullied. That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m a grown man. If there was some bullying going on that upset me enough to leave Raw and go to SmackDown, I would handle it.'Advertisement
Styles then shed some light on his supposed beef with Paul Heyman due to him not going out of his way to keep Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in WWE.
'When it came to the rumour about Paul Heyman and me being upset with him because he didn’t take up for Gallows and Anderson before they got released, that’s not what it was at all. Not even close. I’ll give you a snippet of what me, Gallows and Anderson already know. He’s a liar, now you know. I’m sure you’ve heard that before if you go back to his ECW days, you’ll hear that. He’s a bold-faced liar. That’s my take on that.'
It wasn't confirmed in Styles' stream exactly what Heyman lied about, but the current Intercontinental Champion did say that the former O.C. members would go into more detail when they're legally able to on their podcast Talk N' Shop. Their no compete clauses come to an end on July 18, so expect more information on the Heyman/Styles situation to follow soon after.