AJ Styles has announced that he is currently injured and will have to take some time off from WWE.
Styles was announced earlier this afternoon for the Fatal 4 Way Elimination match against Braun Strowman, the Miz and Bobby Lashley, with the winner going on to face WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins at Super ShowDown. Later in the show, Styles was replaced by Baron Corbin for the match.
Styles later appeared in a backstage RAW segment with Charly Caruso and noted that he felt his back pop during the recent Money In the Bank match against Seth Rollins. When asked how long he will be out of action, Styles noted that he still has more tests that need to be done and he was attacked by Corbin in that segment before he could reveal any more information.
PWInsider reports that word going around RAW was that Styles is injured but there’s no word on the nature of his injury beyond that. Styles also suffered an injury during the WrestleMania match this year against Randy Orton. He was sent back from New York and did not work WWE TV for the week after WrestleMania.
He was not used much apart from WWE TV and did not work any matches during WWE’s European tour prior to Money in the Bank.