Current NWA and Former Impact Wrestling star Nick Aldis, fka Magnus, as well as current Impact star Abyss, recently spoke with Bleacher Report on WWE Champion AJ Styles.
During the interview, Aldis and Abyss recalled working with Styles in Impact Wrestling/TNA, and below are some interview highlights.
Nick Aldis on AJ Styles:
“He’s the best in-ring performer in the business. He carried TNA on his back, and now he’s the franchise player on SmackDown. It’s no accident.”
Abyss on AJ Styles:
“I think he’s got an opportunity to be looked at in the same light as Shawn Michaels,” Abyss said. “He’s got a chance to go down in history as one of the best in-ring performers of all time.”
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Abyss recalls his 2005 Lockdown Six Sides of Steel main event against Styles:
“It was the first time either one of us had main-evented a live PPV for them,” Abyss said. “In my opinion, it’s the best match I ever had. It was an excellent match, and we definitely carried a strong main event. There was so much electricity. We had unbelievable chemistry together. I know he would say the same thing.”
Nick Aldis on learning from Styles during his rookie days in TNA:
“I remember, even from the beginning, recognizing just what a different level AJ was in the ring,” he said. “So I was always eager to get to work with him.”
“It was just a thrill to be in there,” Aldis remembered. “It was a nice way to sort of ease into it. Let me see if I can hang with him for a couple of minutes.”