Triple H praises the talent.
Since arriving to the WWE both Ricochet and AJ Styles have made their stamps as superstars in the company. AJ, with only two years under his belt as a WWE superstar has won the United States Championship twice and is a two-time, current and the longest reigning WWE Champion in SmackDown history which was a record that was formerly held by John Bradshaw Layfield.
Ricochet was formally introduced to the WWE Universe this year and made his TakeOver debut in New Orleans in April. With only months dated on his WWE resume, Ricochet has captured and is reigning as the NXT North American Champion.
Both men have found success in the WWE and NXT founder and senior producer Triple H spoke to that recently when he, The Miz, SmackDown Live Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and WWE Champion AJ Styles were present for WWE night at the Fan Night Expo in Canada. A question was presented to Triple H about some wrestlers being able to make things look smooth in the ring without effort and he used Ricochet and AJ Styles as examples.
"People like AJ, people like Ricochet that do the stuff they do… its… for them, its not about how effortless it is. What’s difficult for them is to make it look hard. There’s so much in that. Like, Ricochet is so good, he [AJ] is so good at what he does, it is hard for him to make it look difficult." HHH stated.
One man who AJ is not receiving praise from is Samoa Joe who has been in an intense rivalry with "The Phenomenal One" since mid-August and the two men will clash for more than just the WWE Championship when they meet on September 16th at the 'Hell In A Cell' PPV.