A.J. Styles made his WWE debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble. He was a hot free agent, and negotiated also with TNA before ultimately settling on WWE.
Now there seems to be some reasoning behind choosing WWE – a large contract.
Former WCW announcer Mark Madden reports that AJ has been offered a top level WWE contract
Madden said AJ is getting a $500K downside guarantee:
WWE did. Styles’ downside guarantee is reportedly in excess of $500K, about $100K more than he made in 2015. The locker room is probably thrilled about that.
When you get that kind of dough, you’re an investment. If somebody fresh out of NXT that makes crap doesn’t impress initially, no big deal. Toss him on the scrap heap. Next!
Tags: AJ Styles, contracts, mark madden, WWE