WWE Re-Signs Top Star To 'Big Money Deal': Report
By Jason Hall
February 22, 2022
AJ Styles has reportedly agreed to a new contract with WWE.
The contract is reported to be a multi-year deal worth more than $3 million annually.
Fightful Select also reported some additional bus travel accommodations were paid for by WWE as part of the new agreement between the two sides.
Styles initially signed with WWE in January 2016 after becoming one of the most recognized names in professional wrestling outside of the company, with his last stop coming in New Japan Pro Wrestling, having held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship twice between 2014-16.
AJ Styles has re-signed with WWE. Fightful Select has confirmed the story, which was mentioned recently on Wrestling Observer Radio.— Fightful Wrestling (@Fightful) February 22, 2022
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Styles made his debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble to a thunderous ovation and quickly emerged as one of WWE's top stars, defeating John Cena in a multi-pay-per-view feud before winning the WWE Championship during his first year with the company.
The 44-year-old has since won the WWE title an additional time, as well as the Intercontinental championship, United States Championship (three times) and RAW Tag Team Championship with Omos.
Styles had previously worked with several other companies, most notably the now-IMPACT Wrestling (2002-14) and Ring of Honor (2002-06; 2014-16).