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Thursday, October 18, 2007

AJ Styles Quick Wrestling Bio

Aj Styles (real name Allen Lloyd Jones) was born on the 2nd of June 1978. We all know him as "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and his work in TNA wrestling. He did wrestle in the former WCW and WWE as well but this is where he became famous, even earning him the nickname Mr. Tna at one point in time. His previous wrestling names were Mr. Olympia and Air Styles and he stands in at 5 ft. 10 in. and 215 lbs at the moment. Styles was born in Gainesville, Georgia and was trained by Rick Michaels. His pro wrestling debut was on February 15, 1999.

Aj Styles is an interesting wrestler and has 4 associated finishing moves to his profile. We have the Styles Clash (a belly to back inverted mat slam) and the Super Styles Clash (the same move executed from the second rope). Then we do know of the highly acrobatic Spiral Tap (a Somersault corkscrew leg drop or somersault corkscrew senton) and a nicely executed frog splash. As with any good wrestler, Aj Styles also comes out with a lot of signature moves. We can see him executing the Pele Kick, the Fosbory Flop, the Superman Splash (a 450 Springboard splash) and of course the Phenomenon / Stylin' DDT (a springboard moonsault turned into a standing opponent inverted headlock, quickly followed by an inverted DDT). This highly acrobatic DDT always reminded me of Sting and his Scorpion Death Drop, although that move is still a basic inverted DDT. Getting back to the list, AJ Styles has more wrestling signature moves. We thus can see the Shooting Styles Press, the Cliffhanger (used in 2002 and 2003), the Rack Bomb, the Spine Breaker (backbreaker follwed by a gutbuster), the Starmaker, Styles Suplex Special (a vertical suplex drop into a neckbreaker slam), the Styles Buster (a belly to back suplex wheelbarrow facebuster), the German Suplex (yeah I know, many wrestlers use it), the Springboard forearm strike and a nifty Kip-up frankensteiner.

Aj Styles also saw some interesting wrestling managers in Mick Foley, Jeff G. Bailey, Alexis Laree, Jimmy Hart, Mortimer Plumtree, Trinity, Larry Zbyszko, Vince Russo, Tomko and Chritian Cage. Also, all of his wrestling entrance themes are actually the same song, "I Am" by Dale Oliver. We had two more remixes, the Phenominal Remix (used between 2003 and 2007 and the Heel remix that is still used at the moment these lines are written.

In Total Non Stop Action Wrestling, Aj Style won a lot of belts. We see him as a 3 time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a 4 time NWA World Tag Team Champion, a TNA World Tag Team Champion, a six time TNA X Division Champion, a 3 time First Triple Crown Champion and he was Mr. TNA 3 times. In 2006 we did see Aj Styles involved in the TNA Tag Team of the Year with Christopher Daniels and was in the TNA Match of the Year in the same year in a match at No Surrender that saw the tag team of AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels vs Latin American Exchange.

If you want to know more about AJ Styles you can visit his official website: - although you will not find a lot of info there. You will see a lot of AJ Styles pictures though.

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