AJ Styles

Shane McMahon Involved In Helicopter Crash; AJ Styles Winning US Title

Shane McMahon Involved In Water Landing Shane McMahon was involved in a helicopter crash this morning in Long Island. The small helicopter, transporting McMahon and one other person was forced to make a water landing in the waters off Gilgo Beach earlier today. Shane and the other person on board were picked up by the…


Watch New Alternative Video of AJ Styles Winning U.S. Title at MSG

Ahead of the July 11th broadcast of SmackDown Live, the WWE uploaded alternative angles of AJ Styles’ victory over Kevin Owens for the United States Championship at Madison Square Garden this past weekend. As Top Rope Press reported, Styles defeated Owens with the Phenomenal Forearm during the non-televised live event on July 7. In new…


AJ Styles Wins WWE United States Championship At MSG

AJ Styles won his first WWE United States Championship on Friday night in a sudden win at Madison Square Garden. The Phenomenal One defeated “The Face of America” Kevin Owens in front of thousands in New York City following the phenomenal forearm from the top rope. The win was a shock for most fans in…


AJ Styles Praises ‘Scary Good’ Chad Gable

American Alpha’s Chad Gable received praise following his SmackDown Live match against AJ Styles. The former SmackDown Tag Team Champion competed against Styles for the final slot in the Independence Day Battle Royal to determine the #1 Contender for Kevin Owens’ United States Championship. While most fans expected Styles to win the match, Gable still shined…





WWE News: Eva Marie, ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy Appears, New ‘Table For 3’

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Eva Marie is slated to part ways with WWE when her current contract expires. This comes after Eva removed all mention of the company on her official Twitter page. The lack of official word from either party on the matter stems from the fact that Eva Marie is still contracted…


WWE News: The Club Reuniting? JBL On Bullying Claims, Sasha Banks, Total Divas

Reports have been circulating online lately about WWE announcer JBL and his personality toward co-workers. Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts alleged in his new book that he was bullied backstage by JBL while with the company. Recently, WWE's Mauro Ranallo has been absent from television due to a bout with bipolar disorder and depression.…



Shawn Michaels Turned Down WrestleMania Match With AJ Styles

A match between Shawn Michaels and AJ Styles was talked about among wrestling fans for months as a dream scenario. Little did they know that the match was actually discussed by WWE. According to Shawn Michaels himself, WWE offered him a chance to return at this year's WrestleMania and take on AJ Styles on the…


WWE Draft News: Two Top Stars Reported To Be Switching Brands

According to PWInsider Elite, WWE is set to shake up some of the big names on the SmackDown Live and RAW rosters in the next draft. It is believed that the plan is for AJ Styles to make the switch to the RAW brand in the next brand split and WWE draft, as has been widely rumored…



Shawn Michaels On WrestleMania 33, Wrestling Samoa Joe & More

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels recently sat down with Justin Barrasso of SI.com for an exclusive interview. A number of interesting topics were featured in the piece, which you can read at this link. Michaels addressed why The Undertaker was never part of his Kliq backstage faction, wrestling Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XIX, what…



WWE News: Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Bayley, Big E, & More

It's being reported that WWE originally planned for Bayley to win her first RAW Women's Title at WrestleMania this year and go on to defend it for the first time at PayBack in April, which is in her hometown of San Jose, California. As to why the company pulled the trigger early and had her…


Matches For WWE SmackDown Next Week; 205 Live Results

A couple of matches were announced for next week's WWE SmackDown Live during Tuesday night's broadcast. Following their match at Elimination Chamber ending in a double count-out, Nikki Bella and Natalya will face off in a Falls Count Anywhere Match next week on SmackDown. Daniel Bryan announced the bout following a backstage brawl on this…


Why Good vs. Evil Has WWE SmackDown Up, RAW Down

In real life (and thoughtful TV shows and movies) morality is ambiguous. Real people and good characters slide up and down the ethical spectrum.  But in folklore, mythology, and religion morality is binary: it’s Good vs. Evil. The simplicity is necessary because the meat lies within their message. Fables and fairy tales need to establish…


AJ Styles Reportedly Robbed During WWE Live Event

According to reports, Arkansas State University police are currently in the process of investigating an apparent theft targeted at AJ Styles which took place at a recent house show. Region 8 News has reported that Styles' belongings and cash were stolen during the WWE Live event at the Convocation Center this past Monday. The current WWE Champion is said…


WWE News: John Cena Movie, AJ Styles On ESPN, & 205 Live

It looks like WWE will have to do without John Cena again pretty soon. Deadline reported yesterday that Cena has landed a part in the newly green-lighted film The Pact. The movie will be released on April 20, 2018. There is no word yet on when the movie begins filming, but this role will likely…


2016 Pro Wrestling Awards: Male Wrestler of the Year

When it came down to selecting the 2016 male wrestler of the year, there really wasn't much of a contest according to the ballots submitted by the Top Rope Press staff. AJ Styles had a year for the ages, starting out with an unbelievable match with Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleKingdom 10 (which won our match…


2016 Pro Wrestling Awards: Match of the Year

The staff of Top Rope Press put our collective heads together over the past couple of weeks to come up with the best that 2016 had to offer. When it came to the best pro wrestling match of 2016, Styles vs Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from WrestleKindom 10 on January 4, 2016, in…


AJ Styles Pulled From More Live Events; Tribute To The Troops Lineup

AJ Styles has been pulled from all WWE events until after Christmas. It appears that the ankle injury he suffered at TLC in his match against Dean Ambrose may require a bit more healing time. The next show he is listed to be in action on is the December 26th show from MSG. Styles said…


AJ Styles Talks Shawn Michaels Dream Match, Being WWE Champion

Current WWE Champion AJ Styles was a guest this week on the Heated Conversations podcast with Booker T. Styles and Booker T wasted no time addressing the internet speculation of a potential dream match between Styles and Shawn Michaels. While AJ would relish the opportunity, he believes that the decision will ultimately come down to the…


AJ Styles Comments On Injury; Baron Corbin Appears On ESPN

Current WWE World Champion AJ Styles posted a picture on his Instagram account, confirming he is rehabbing his ankle but will be back at "100%" soon. The ankle injury occurred this past weekend at the TLC PPV in his main event match against Dean Ambrose. Styles was able to continue the match and go on to win…