Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned AJ Styles not only retained ownership of his name in the new “multi-year” WWE contract he signed, the 38 year-old wrestler also held onto his various trademarks.
The contract was signed last week and sources close to the deal tell us WWE surprisingly didn’t have much of an issue with letting AJ keep the pink slip to his famous name.
We’re told the deal allows WWE to use all the trademarks surrounding AJ’s character while he’s under contract — and they retain some of the rights to his name in regards to video once he’s gone.
For those who missed it, Styles appeared as the #3 entrant in Sunday night’s Royal Rumble — following weeks of speculation he’d be signing a contract — and the wrestler received a ginormous pop from those in attendance, which you can watch below.
As for the other trademarks AJ retained ownership of in the deal, we’re told they include his nickname “The Phenomenal One” and the name of his finisher “The Styles Clash.”
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