AJ Styles is an eminent American pro wrestler who is well-known for his appearances on National Championship Wrestling (NCW), Total Nonstop Action (TNA), World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA), Ring of Honor (ROH), World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and many others. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), frequently featuring on WWE brand SmackDown Live.
His wrestling career that has spanned over two decades is decorated with numerous achievements as he has clinched many championships which include WWE World Championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship, TNA Legends/Global Television Championship among several others. Aside from wrestling, AJ Styles has appeared in many films and television shows including Made, Marvel Super Heroes: What The __?, Ride Along, Table For 3 and many more. He has also featured in many video games such as 2016 WWE 2K17, TNA Impact, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, among others.
AJ Styles Biography (Age)
His real name is Allen Neal Jones, better known by his ring name, AJ Styles. He was born in Marine Corps Base Camp, Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, on 2nd June 1977. He is one of the four sons born to his parents. The details of his parents and siblings identities are not known, except that his father served in the marines as of the time of his birth. His family relocated to Gainesville, Carolina, when he was a year old. AJ Styles was brought up along with his three brothers in a trailer park in abject penury and his father took solace in alcoholism after leaving the Marines, thereby making the situation worse.
The skillful wrestler enrolled in Johnson High School, Gainesville, Georgia, where he participated actively in baseball and basketball and later began playing football from 8th grade. He started developing strong ardor for wrestling due to his friends’ interest in the game and he later became very good at it, so much that he obtained a scholarship into Anderson University, South Carolina to learn physical education. However, Styles didn’t finish his studies at the university as he opted out and joined Professional Wrestling School to become a wrestler. In order to survive, he took up odd jobs and worked as an ambulance driver, water supplier, and lawn mower while at the wrestling school.
After undergoing training under the tutelage of the iconic wrestler, Rick Michaels, AJ Styles made his first wrestling appearance against Michael Brooks in National Championship Wrestling promotion in 1998. Although he lost the match, he went on to clinch the NCW Television Championship. Soon after that, the proficient wrestler moved on to make numerous appearances in several wrestling promotions like TNA, WCW, WWF, ROH, among several others. He is currently with WWE – since 2016, operating under SmackDown brand of the WWE.
In the course of his illustrious career, AJ Styles has won many championships including TNA World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WWE United States Championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship, WWE Championship and many others. His other achievements include being named 2016 Wrestler of the Year by both Wrestling Observers Newsletter (WON) and PWI, a WON Hall of Famer, the first wrestler to win WWE championship outside North America and having the longest reign as heavyweight champion in the annals of SmackDown.
Aside from that, the deft wrestler is also an actor who has featured in many movies and television shows such as Made, Superstar Ink and UpUpDownDown. He has also done video game works, featuring in 2011 TNA Wrestling Impact, 2017 WWE 2K18, 2018 WWE 2K19 and several others.
AJ Styles’ Salary and Net Worth
His Family – Wife and Kids
AJ Styles got acquainted with his wife, Wendy Jones, a school teacher during his studies at Johnson High School, Gainesville and kicked off their relationship on 14th February 1996. The couple solemnized their union on 5th August 2000. They both share three sons; Ajay Covell Jones (born on 5th May 2005), Avery Jones (born on 14th February 2007), Albey Jones (born on 15th September 2009) and a daughter, Anney Jones who was born on 8th October 2014. Styles shares a very strong bond with his wife and children whom he tattooed their initials and date of birth on his torso.
AJ Styles stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m) and weighs about 99kg (218 lbs). He further has athletic body measurements of chest size – 48 inches, waist size – 36 inches and biceps – 18 inches.