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We may only have ‘a couple of years’ of AJ Styles matches left to enjoy

As his Survivor Series performance, and Paul Heyman’s post-show promo, reminded us, Phenomenal isn’t just a catchphrase for AJ Styles. Under the bright lights provided by Vince McMahon’s company, the two-time WWE champion has shown the entire world he is one of the most talented performers to ever step into a wrestling ring.

He may be new to some fans, but he’s no spring chicken. And in an interview with FM radio station 97.9 The Box in Houston last week, Styles indicated that he’s already thinking about retirement.

Asked about life on the road and how his family deals with it, AJ joked that his wife has been mad at him throughout their 17 year marriage and talked about the challenges of disciplining his four children over the phone. But the end is in site for Mrs. Styles and the kids:

“Work hard now, you enjoy it later. In a couple of years, I’ll be able to catch every football game, every baseball game, every basketball game, cheerleading, gymnastics, whatever they’re in.”

The crew of The Madd Hatta Morning Show didn’t want to hear that, but Styles can’t keep going for ever. As he told them, “Man, I’m 40 years old!

Which isn’t to say AJ couldn’t settle into part-time status and work into his 50s like Triple H, Kane and others. But a guy with his style and drive to deliver match of the night candidates every time he goes out there could opt to ride into the sunset like another all-time great he’s compared to, Shawn Michaels.

Enjoy Phenomenal matches like his thriller with Brock Lesnar while you can, is all we’re saying, Cagesiders.

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