AJ Styles, as he is widely known, is a highly successful professional wrestler currently under contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He can be seen on Smackdown Live and has won several championships in his career. His rise to prosperity was not easy, as he remembers that he was born and raised in poverty. Read more about this superstar wrestler in the following article.
AJ Styles Bio, Age
Born as Allen Neal Jones on June 2, 1977, at Marine Corps base camp in Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, AJ Styles was born in a very poor home and grew up with his father, who was a very abusive alcoholic. This is all that is known about his father, and there is no information about his mother or siblings if he has any at all. He attended Johnson High School in Gainesville, Georgia, and went to Anderson University in South Carolina on a scholarship, but dropped out of college to train as a wrestler in a professional wrestling school. Life was so hard that he did odd jobs like driving ambulances and mowing people’s lawns to survive. He made his debut at NCW and later joined WCW and WWE. His ancestry is not known, but he has American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Career – Net Worth
AJ Styles began his professional wrestling career in 1998, losing his first professional match in a promotion to the National Championship Wrestling (NCW), which took place in Georgia against Michael Brooks. He wrestled as Mr. Olympia and was coached by Rick Michaels, whom he later defeated in a title fight in 2001. AJ Styles signed a contract for the wrestling franchise TNA (Total Nonstop Action) in 2002, which extended until 2013 when he joined another wrestling company, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). His progress in the ring has made him popular with his fans, and his success in the ring has made him a name among the loyal WWE fans who regularly see him on Smackdown Live.
Since then he has become a fixture in the world ring and has won several championships including the AAW Heavyweight Championship, Natural Heavyweight Championship, Natural Heavyweight Championship, IPW Heavyweight Championship, Max Pro Cruiserweight Championship, the NWA Wildside Television Championship, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship, the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the NWA World Tag Team Championship, the TNA Legends/Global/Television Championship, the WWE World Championship, to name a few. AJ Styles has now been in the professional wrestling arena for more than two decades and has accumulated a net worth of $6 million.
AJ Styles Family, Wife, Kids
AJ Styles is married to his high school sweetheart Wendy Jones, who is a teacher. They met in high school and have been together since February 1996. He was with his wife Wendy for about four years before he led her to the altar in 2000 and tied the wedding knots in a beautiful wedding ceremony. The connection still exists without news of divorce or separation and has produced four beautiful children – three boys: Ajay Covell Jones, born May 3, 2005, and Avery Jones, born February 14, 2007, the day his parents started dating eleven years before he was born. The third boy, Albey Jones, was born two years later, on 15 September 2009, and a girl, their only daughter – Anney Jones – was born in 2014.
His first-born son, Ajay Jones, is a footballer and has his father’s support to succeed in his chosen field. His parents are also his number one fans and watch him play from time to time to cheer him and his team on.
Other Facts – Weight, Height, Tattoo
AJ Styles has a tattoo on the right side of his lower body that shows the birth dates of his three boys in the order of their birth.
The middle name of his first son – Ajay Covell Jones – is the surname of his wrestling partner and best friend Daniel Covell, who has the nickname or ring name “Christopher Daniels”.
Despite his impressive contribution to the worldwide wrestling community, AJ Styles is not yet listed in the Wrestling Hall of Fame. An achievement that many believe he has long deserved and may not belong in coming.
AJ Styles is a dedicated Christian who loves God and his family. He puts God first in all things and loves to spend time with his family and shower them with the love he has never received from his own family.
All his children have the initials “AJ”.
AJ Styles’ favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels
His body statistics are as follows:
- Height – 5ft 11in (180 cm)
- Weight – 99kg (218 lbs)
- Chest – 48 inches
- Biceps – 18 inches
- Waist – 36 inches