AJ Styles Says He And Samoa Joe Went Through Some "Crap" At TNA

AJ Styles says SummerSlam has a match TNA missed out on. 

Before coming to WWE and becoming WWE Champion, AJ Styles was at Impact Wrestling (formerly known as TNA) and so was his WWE SummerSlam opponent Samoa Joe. In an interview with ESPN, Styles was asked about a "cockroach infested apartment" comment Styles made on an episode of Smackdown. Styles said the comment was meant as a metaphor. 

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"When I say 'cockroach-infested' that means, 'Listen dude, we went through a lot of crap, we've worked in a lot of places to get to where we're at, mainly with TNA. The guys that TNA didn't want to push to the absolute tippity-top are also the guys in one of the biggest matches in SummerSlam for the WWE championship," said AJ Styles. 

On Sunday, AJ Styles will be defending his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe in their first singles match on WWE programming. Fightful Wrestling will have live coverage, discussion, and a recapping podcast for the match and the rest of SummerSlam. 

The full interview with Styles is available at ESPN.com

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