AJ Styles Says Parallels Between His And Mark Henry's Fake Retirements Were Not Planned Out

AJ Styles says any similarities between his fake retirement promo and Mark Henry's 2013 fake retirement promo are completely unintentional.

AJ Styles earned his WWE Championship match against Cody Rhodes at WWE Clash at the Castle by suckering Cody in with a faux retirement promo on the May 31 episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. Almost immediately, the wrestling world drew parallels between AJ's pseudo-retirement angle and Mark Henry's faux retirement promo from 2013.

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Speaking to Fightful's Corey Brennan ahead of WWE Clash at the Castle, AJ said that any of those comparisons are completely unintentional because nothing would ever work out that well if you tried to plan it.

"All of them are happy accidents. Nothing's ever — you don't plan it. Well, I wouldn't say that. My gear is a little bit different. My gear is planned but when it comes to promos, not really."

Fans can read Mark Henry's thoughts on Styles following in his footsteps with bright blazers and faux retirements at this link.

While AJ didn't actually retire. He was forced by Cody Rhodes to say the words "I Quit" at WWE Clash at the Castle.

In exciting news for AJ, he will be heading back to Japan soon to wrestle for Pro Wrestling NOAH against Naomichi Marifuji. Learn more about that here.

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