Big Update: AJ Styles Reportedly Will NOT Debut in the WWE Royal Rumble Match, New Plans Being Discussed for Styles’ WWE TV Debut

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As noted, AJ Styles teased over the weekend at a Revolution Pro Wrestling event that he might make his WWE debut in the Royal Rumble match this Sunday night. You can check out Styles’ in-ring promo in the video below.

Despite the Rumble tease over the weekend, however, Bryan Alvarez of is reporting that WWE has different plans for the former Bullet Club member and face of TNA Wrestling. While plans could always change between now and Sunday night, Alvarez is noting that the current plan in WWE is for Styles to make his debut on the post-Rumble edition of Raw next Monday night, and the creative team is already working on vignette plans to introduce Styles to the WWE fans. The backstage feeling in WWE is that most casual fans of the product will not know who AJ Styles is, so the company wants to introduce him at an event like Raw.

In related news, it’s being said Styles will be the only one of the rumored NJPW names coming into WWE that will debut on the main roster, as Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are expected to head to NXT first.