• AJ Styles is one of the biggest names in the WWE
  • His injury might see a decline in his stable's performance
  • AJ Styles might be able to recover in time for Wrestlemania

The Phenomenal AJ Styles was recently injured in the Royal Rumble care of an awkward fall in the match. It took place during the segment of Edge’s return when the Rated-R superstar was giving out spears for everyone. AJ Styles took the spear but had a rough fall from it.

He immediately approached the WWE officials, informing them that he was hurt – causing his premature elimination from the Royal Rumble.

The apparent shoulder injury will be enough to sideline him from competing inside the ring for now. But the good news is that he might be able to recover just in time for the biggest pay per view of the year. According to the Wrestling Observer Radio by way of Cageside Seats, the Phenomenal One will be suited up by Wrestlemania.

For now, the former world champion will have to be out of the picture while he recovers from this injury. His teammates Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were recently in a handicapped match against Drew McIntyre. With Drew McIntyre winning the Royal Rumble, he was pushed to dominate the two stablemates of AJ Styles. Drew McIntyre made quick work of the two until WWE champion Brock Lesnar surprised him with an F5.

Having AJ Styles out of the ring, for now, could mean a brief decline of his stable’s relevance. The WWE Universe is hoping for a quick recovery from AJ Styles, as he’s one of the more prolific superstars in the roster.

He made his debut with the company last 2016 as the hottest free agent in the market. He’s had success outside in other wrestling promotions. He’s been one of the top performers of other companies such as TNA, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and has made regular appearances in independent circuits.

Ever since his return in the WWE after a stint as a jobber in 2002, he’s achieved multiple accolades under his name.

One of these is a WWE championship run that lasted for a little over a year. AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal for the title and held the belt for 371 days.

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WWE's world champion AJ Styles and SmackDown women's champion Carmella speak at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, June 24, 2018. Robert Prezioso/Getty Images