AJ Styles as he is widely known is a very successful pro wrestler who is currently contracted to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He features in Smackdown Live and has won several Championships in his career. His rise to affluence was not an easy one as he recalls being born and raised in poverty. Know more about this superstar wrestler in the article below.
AJ Styles Bio, Age
Born as Allen Neal Jones on June 2, 1977, at Marine Corps Base Camp, Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, AJ Styles was born in a very poor home and was raised by his father who was a very abusive alcoholic. This is all that is known about his father and there is no information whatsoever on his mother or siblings if he any. He attended Johnson High School, Gainesville, Georgia and proceeded to Anderson University in South Carolina on a scholarship arrangement but dropped out of college to train as a wrestler in a professional wrestling school. Life was so tough while at it that he did odd jobs like driving ambulances and mowing people’s lawns to survive. He made his debut with NCW and later joined WCW and WWE. His ancestry is not known but he holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Career – Net Worth
AJ Styles started professional wrestling career in 1998. He lost his first professional fight in a National Championship Wrestling (NCW) promotion, hosted in Georgia to Michael Brooks. He wrestled as Mr Olympia and was trained by Rick Michaels who 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 spanned till 2013 when he joined another wrestling company, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). His progress in the ring has endeared him to his fans and his success in the ring made him a name among the WWE faithful fans who watch him regularly on Smackdown Live.
He has since go on to become a force in world wrestling and has won several Championships including AAW Heavyweight Championship, Natural Heavyweight Championship, Natural Heavyweight Championship, IPW Heavyweight Championship, Max-Pro Cruiserweight Championship, NWA Wildside Television Championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship, NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Tag Team Championship, TNA Legends/Global/Television Championship, WWE World Championship, just to mention a few of them. AJ Styles has been in the circles of professional wrestling for more than two decades now 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 schoolteacher. They met in high school and started dating in February 1996. He dated his wife Wendy for about four years before taking her to the altar and tying the nuptial knots in a beautiful wedding ceremony in the year 2000. The union is still going strong with no news of divorce or separation and has produced four beautiful children – three boys; Ajay Covell Jones who was born May 3, 2005, Avery Jones, born on February 14, 2007, which is the same day his parents started dating 11 years before he was born. The third boy, Albey Jones was born two years later, on September 15, 2009, and a girl, their only daughter – Anney Jones – came along in 2014.
His firstborn son, Ajay Jones is a football player and has his father’s support to prosper in his chosen field of endeavour. His parents are also his number one fans and watch him play every now and then to cheer him and his team.
Other Facts – Weight, Height, Tattoo
AJ Styles has a tattoo on the right side of his lower body which shows the birthdates of his three boys in the order of their birth.
The middle name of his first son – Ajay Covell Jones – is the last name of his wrestling partner and best friend, Daniel Covell. who goes by the nickname or ring name “Christopher Daniels.”
Despite his impressive contribution to the world wrestling community, AJ Styles is not yet listed in the wrestling hall of fame. A feat, many believe, he long deserves and which may not be long in coming.
AJ Styles is a devoted Christian who loves God and his family. He puts God first in all things and likes to spend quality time with his family, showering them with the love he never got from his own family.
All of his children share the initials “AJ”
AJ Styles’ favourite 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