AJ Styles recently had an interview with Newsweek to help promote this weekend’s WrestleMania 36, which will air on the WWE Network. AJ Styles spoke about several things, including WrestleMania 36 not being cancelled, going to a two-night format, and much more. Here are some highlights below.
AJ Styles on WrestleMania moving to a two-night format and if he would like to see it continue in the future:
“I think we’ve got to do something, as a company. There are a lot of matches in one night, too many if you ask me. Either we cut down on the matches or have two nights. Either way is fine with me.
At the end of the day, it’s up to the fans and whether they are willing to show up. And at the same time, maybe give someone a chance who can’t afford two days they can see one day or pick the night and the matches they want to see. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. Next year, we’ll see what happens.”
AJ Styles on safety concerns for WrestleMania 36:
“It’s safety first when it comes to our crew and talents, everyone that’s involved. We have to make sure that they feel safe, and if they don’t they shouldn’t be at WrestleMania. It is what it is. We would have loved to push back WrestleMania, but during this time we want to help people forget what’s going on.
It’s WrestleMania, it’s huge. We’re losing a lot too, but at the same time we are giving back to people who need to be entertained, who need to forget about what’s going on. When Saturday and Sunday night happen, hopefully they can just lose themselves in the matches, stories and everything else. And just be a kid again.
When you’re a kid you don’t have any worries, and we’re trying to give that to everybody.”
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