As we previously reported, there are rumors that the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles, will be defending the TNA belt outside of the organization to bring credibility to the current storyline that he has left the company. Specifically, Styles is rumored to defend the title on shows for the AAA promotion in Mexico, as well as the new Wrestle-1 promotion led by wrestling legend Keiji Mutoh (The Great Muta) in Japan.
The early stages of the angle began on Thursday’s live edition of Impact Wrestling, as Styles turned down a new contract offer from TNA president Dixie Carter, and spoke about how he was going to “bring the belt” to the people.
Styles posted his first tweet since “leaving TNA” on Impact Wrestling on Thursday. You can read the new tweet below:
Really looking forward to defending my title around the world. No worries, I'll bring the belt to you.
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) October 26, 2013