UPDATE: The LAW spoke to the management for A.J. Styles and they stated to us that no contract was ever signed or finalized by any of the parties.
On Friday, TNA Wrestling posted the following statement on their website regarding contract talks with A.J. Styles (Allen Jones), Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra) and Doc Gallows (Drew Hankinson) and stating that they had verbal and written deals in place last month:
AJ Styles has always been synonymous with TNA and TNA synonymous with AJ Styles. AJ helped build the foundation of IMPACT WRESTLING, and his phenomenal body of work lives in our rich history – something we are very proud of.
In the last few weeks, rumors have swirled about AJ Styles, his future and TNA Wrestling. Fans have asked for the status and wrestling media have made numerous inquiries.
For the past several months, AJ and TNA were involved in serious discussions to bring him back home to TNA. Creative discussions escalated and two additional wrestlers, Drew Hankinson and Chad Allegra, were enthusiastically added.