“I’m not sure what the future holds for me. *crowd chants Royal Rumble*. I’ll tell you what, if I’m not recovering from some weird armbar submission and there’s a spot in the Royal Rumble… *YES! YES! chant* I don’t deserve a thing, I don’t deserve you but I’ll tell you, if you put me in that Royal Rumble I’ll kick some ass for you guys.”This is the second time Styles has toyed with fans’ emotions regarding his potential WWE status, having playfully denied being busy on January 24th in our very own interview earlier this week.
More solid evidence can perhaps be found in the fact that WWE themselves posted an article on WWE.com earlier this month, questioning whether Styles was on his way to the company (along with fellow former NJPW stars Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows).