AJ Styles was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports, where he was asked about Ronda Rousey and her upcoming debut in WWE. He was quick to compare her to Kurt Angle, when it comes to her potential within the company.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On comparing Rousey to Angle:
“Let me tell you about someone who came in [to WWE] kind of like Ronda did, and learned like that,” Styles said, snapping his fingers. “Kurt Angle.”
“I don’t know if you remember Kurt coming in like that and [he] just went straight to the top.”
“Now, [Angle] was an Olympic champion but he still didn’t have the name recognition that Ronda has. Ronda, though, she’s an athlete, man. She can adapt. That’s what she does. She’ll learn quick. She’ll be a sponge,” Styles said, and added that he thinks she’ll have great success in WWE.
“And she’ll be up there with the Kurt Angles and everybody else that’s went on to the Hall of Fame.”
On a Wrestlemania opponent for Rousey:
“Personally? You put her up against Charlotte Flair, she’s going to have an unbelievable match. You put in there with Asuka, you’re going to have an unbelievable match. Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks. I mean we got tons of people, ladies, that you can throw her in there — women’s revolution, are you kidding me? Throw her in there with anybody.”
[h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription]
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