AJ Styles Doesn't Know What WWE Hopes To Get Out Twitch Crackdown, Says Communication Isn't Great

WWE is reportedly set to take over superstar Twitch accounts in the coming weeks and many inside WWE don't exactly know what that means.

Including AJ Styles, who is one of the more popular Twitch streamers in WWE.

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On a recent stream, Styles commented (via AWrestlingHistorian) on WWE's new mandate.

"I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know what they expect from us when it comes to our channel. I don’t know if it’s something that they’re like, 'We just want you guys under an umbrella like a WWE Twitch and have a set lineup, and here is who is on when.' If that’s the case, great. Then fans would know where and when to find us. I don’t know if that’s going to happen. I literally don’t know, and unfortunately, I found out the same way a lot of you did, through the internet, which is a shame."

Styles continued by saying, "Nobody is on here making millions on Twitch, we are not pro gamers. That’s not what is happening. I feel like, for us, it’s an opportunity to do what we love, play video games and interact with our fans. It’s a chance to appreciate you guys appreciating us, that’s basically what’s going on, especially with what’s going on in the world. We don’t get to see you guys anymore unless you’re on the video screen in the ThunderDome. We don’t get to see you, we don’t get to talk to you, we don’t get to do much. This is the next best thing. I don’t know what they’re hoping to get out of this. The communication has not been as great as we’d like. There’s a lot of us who are all on the same page, we’ve talked to each other. We’re facing the same thing."

Despite Styles' reservations with the whole ordeal, he did defend WWE to an extent.

"WWE is a great place to work, despite what you may think, and despite what’s going on with the Twitch and stuff like that. There just needs to be better communication and direction, lines in the sand, I guess you could say," he said.

Fightful Select first posted the email sent to talent by Vince McMahon reminding them to sever unauthorized business with third-party platforms.

Taeler Hendrix wrote an article for Fightful on the WWE and Twitch situation, which you can read by clicking here.

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