Allen Neal Jones Biography
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allen Neal Jones (born June 2, 1977), better known by his ring name A.J. Styles, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his twelve-year tenure working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was the poster boy of the organization and is one of the TNA originals and at one point even acquired the nickname "Mr.
TNA". While in TNA, Styles held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice. He was also the inaugural TNA X Division Champion, a title he has held six times. Styles has held the Television Championship twice: once when it was called the TNA Legends Championship, and once when known as the TNA Global Championship.
Styles is also a decorated tag team wrestler, having been a seven-time world tag team champion in his career (NWA - four times; TNA - twice; ROH - once). By winning the TNA X Division, NWA World Tag Team, and NWA World Heavyweight Championships, Styles was the first to complete the TNA Triple Crown Championship. Styles went on to complete this Triple Crown five more times; he is the only performer to accomplish this more than once.
His victory over Booker T for the TNA Legends (then Television) Championship made him the first man to have ever won the TNA Grand Slam Championship, which he has done twice. He is also the only performer in TNA history to have held every male championship owned and/or sanctioned by TNA throughout its history. All totaled, Styles has held 19 championships in TNA.
In 2010, he became the first TNA-contracted wrestler to be ranked #1 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated 's annual PWI 500 list. Styles ended his long association with TNA in 2013 after his contract expired, returning to ROH (where he is a former Pure Wrestling and World Tag Team Champion). In March 2014, Styles signed a non-exclusive deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and took the promotion's top championship—the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, in his first match with the company.
Between TNA, ROH, and NJPW, Styles has held seven world championships and 23 championships, overall. Concurrent with his NJPW and ROH work, Styles also performs on the independent circuit, where he has held numerous additional championships, as well, for a total amount of 51 championships.