When asked by Wrestling Inc recently if the WWE schedule is something that interests him:
"The first thing that I'd have to find out is will I be able to support my family? Who knows? I'm going to do what's best for them. I know people get tired of me saying that, but that's the reality that I live in. I love to wrestle, I get to do it for a living. Ultimately, it's decided where I go on the business of wrestling. Never say never, right? So I'm going to go where business takes me."
That's the stance he's maintained from the day he parted ways with TNA and, really, it's the only stance that makes sense for someone in his position. Styles can make a good living outside of WWE, as he's shown in New Japan and Ring of Honor, but WWE undoubtedly has the deepest pockets.
Now, it finally appears as though the company is ready to bring him on board, if we're to believe rumors and reports floating around.
When asked about NXT, he was complimentary of what WWE is doing with the developmental brand:
"I do keep up with it because I have friends that wrestle there. I'd be lying if I didn't say NXT was a smart game plan. They're taking some of the best wrestlers from around the world and putting them on a bigger platform. You can't blame WWE for that. If you want to keep guys, you have to put them under contract, that's the reality of it. Some aren't able to do that, WWE snatches them up and people are excited to see them there because there's great wrestling going on there. It's good stuff."
If WWE is on the verge of signing Styles, it wouldn't seem to make much sense to give him a big money deal then send him to NXT. But details are sparse at present time and things can change in a hurry.