This article is regarding the WrestleMania matches of AJ Styles, their storylines and his win-loss record.
A.J. Styles is one of the most talented superstars in WWE history. His wrestling career started in the year 2000 and he has performed all over the world in promotions like NWA, WCW, APW, XWF, HWA, WWA, ECWA, ROH, TNA, IWA, PWG, NJWP, IGF and finally WWE. Known as the Phenomenal one, A.J. Styles made his grand debut in WWE in the year 2016 at Royal Rumble with excellent performance.
After his entry in WWE, Styles has made a huge instant impact in the promotion and within a year, had legendary matches and became the WWE Champion. However, when it comes to WrestleMania, AJ Styles has had a mixed bag of opponents as well as results. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
List of AJ Styles Wrestlemania Matches
|2016||WrestleMania 32||Chris Jericho||Lost|
|2017||WrestleMania 33||Shane McMahon||Won|
|2018||WrestleMania 34||Shinsuke Nakamura(WWE Championship)||Won|
|2019||WrestleMania 35||Randy Orton||Won|
|2020||WrestleMania 36||The Undertaker(Boneyard Match)||Lost|
AJ Styles Wrestlemania Win-Loss Record
|Matches||Win (%)||Loss (%)|
|5||3 (60%)||2 (40%)|
Details Of AJ Styles Wrestlemania Matches (With Videos)
AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho, WrestleMania 2016
Even before his debut WM match, Styles was popular among the fans due to his exploits around the world. At WM 32, he faced his former Tag Team partner Chris Jerico. They won a couple of tag team matches before Jerico turned on him and attacked him during a match. Styles later challenged Jerico by distracting him with “Y2 Jackass” chants in subsequent matches until Jericho accepted his challenge. The match at WM itself was good but WWE sprung a surprise when Styles was defeated when he went for the Phenomenal Forearm but Jerico countered with a codebreaker instead to pin him cleanly. Styles’ performance although only increased his stature in WWE.
Winner- Chris Jericho
AJ Styles vs Shane McMahon, WrestleMania 2017
In this storyline, Styles blamed Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for not having the Wrestle Mania Main Event match that year and attacked Shane at the backstage. Shane then challenged Styles for the match at WM. During the match, both stars countered each other’s moves several times. McMahon attempted Leap of Faith with Styles on announce table but Styles was able to move out. In the finish, Styles was able to avoid a shooting star press from Shane and hit the Phenomenal Forearm to win his first WM match.
Winner- AJ Styles
AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura – WWE Championship Match, Wrestlemania 2018
This Wrestlemania match was the first match between these two stars in WWE but they have faced each other in NJWP where both were really big superstars. Styles was the reigning WWE Champion and Nakamura became the challenger after winning the Royal Rumble match that year. After a good back and forth match, Styles reversed Nakamura’s Kinshasa into a Styles Clash to retain his WWE Championship. After the match, the two showed respect for each other and Nakamura kneeled down and presented Styles with the WWE Championship belt before Nakamura gave Styles a low-blow and continued to attack him to complete his heel turn.
Winner- AJ Styles
AJ Styles vs Randy Orton, WrestleMania 2019
WWE setup this match as a WWE’s Home-grown Superstar(Orton) being pitted against another superstar who had to make his way through the independent scene(Styles) and climb step by step to reach WWE. You can check the complete storyline here. Earlier, this match was supposed to open WrestleMania 35 but went second due to Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins match going first. Even then, the match did not disappoint and can even be considered the best matches of WrestleMania for both AJ Styles and Randy Orton. After some nice spot, Styles won the match with the second phenomenal forearm of the match.
Winner- AJ Styles
AJ Styles vs The Undertaker – Boneyard Match, WrestleMania 36
The Undertaker appeared at Super Showdown 2020 to attack AJ Styles and his bad boys, costing him the Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy in the process. He cost Styles another PPV match when he interfered in the No DQ match between Styles and Aleister Black at Elimination Chamber. After Styles dig into Undertaker’s private life in his promo, we got a completely new experience in the form of Boneyard Match.
Taking advantage of a being a pre-taped show, WWE shot the match between The Undertaker and Styles more like a movie. Although the action was low key in comparison to an action movie, but was unlike anything ever done for a wrestling match. Also, the match was high on drama and relied totally on huge strikes than wrestling moves. In the end, The Undertaker was the last man standing after (literally)burying AJ Styles in that boneyard.
Winner: The Undertaker