AJ Styles Comments On Facing Naomichi Marufuji At NOAH Destination 2024

As PWMania.com previously reported, top WWE star “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles is set to face Japanese pro wrestling legend Naomichi Marufuji at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Destination 2024 event.

Styles recently spoke with Pro Wrestling NOAH’s YouTube channel on a number of topics including his upcoming match against Marufuji.

Styles said, “Marufuji, I know way too much than I should about you and how talented you are. You’ve been doing this for a long time, and your resume speaks for itself. But I’m not coming to Japan to lose. Let’s tear the house down on July 13th.”

On Marufuji:

“Marufuji has been doing this for a long time. He’s been kicking tail for it seems like at least two decades. I respect and know a lot about him, so would this be an easy match? Not exactly. Will be a knock-down, drag-out? I hope so.”

On why he wanted a singles match with Marufuji:

“Why would I want to have a singles match with Marufuji? Because I’ve never had a singles match or a match alike with Marufuji. I’ve never been in the same ring with him before. So to be in that ring with him, it’s gonna be special. Marufuji is one of the best I’ve ever seen in a ring. Not just NOAH, but any ring, and it’ll awesome, or should I say phenomenal, to share the ring either way him.”

You can check out Styles’ comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)