AJ Styles knows it can be a roller coaster in WWE.
Speaking on WWE Backstage, Styles was asked about working with younger talent. Styles is not only a longtime veteran in wrestling, but he's been with WWE since 2016 and accomplished more in four years than most will throughout their entire career.
Styles said about working with newer talent, "I don't think they're green. They've earned their way here into the WWE, but it is a rollercoaster ride. There's going to be ups, there's going to be downs. You have the internet saying this and that. A lot of it is not true. I want to sit down with them and say, 'Keep doing what you're doing, keep working, keep learning. And you'll get where you need to be. How is everything at home, everything great?' Think about that stuff. Your bills are being paid. Think about the positives in your life, don't think about your job. As much as we love this business, at the end of the day, it's still a job."
When asked about specific talent he sees a bright future for, Styles singled out two former opponents.
"Ricochet, definitely. This guy is unbelievable, the talent he has. Cedric Alexander, another guy, unbelievable. Shayna Baszler. There are opportunities for these athletes and they will come. These guys were high for a moment. I got beat by Cedric and may have got beat by Ricochet as well. It's okay, we're going to get there. I see these guys on the way up. Just because you're on the downturn doesn't mean you're not going to come back up. I've been there, even in the WWE. I was waiting and did the best I can with what I got," he said.
Ricochet seemed to take notice of Styles' advice, tweeting that fans should be happy that he's performing each week because he's happy he gets to perform. You can find his full tweet by clicking here.
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