On How do you feel about sharing your hobby with other superstars?
“These are a group of guys and girls I really enjoy going to work with,” Styles said. “You walk in and you’ve got [the New Day’s] Xavier Woods and his video games – that’s right up my alley. So a bunch of us start playing UFC or Madden, and that’s fun. Because you know, idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”
On What was it like to make your WWE debut almost two years ago at the Royal Rumble?
“Everything pales in comparison to the Royal Rumble,” Styles said. “…The response I got that night from the fans, after a couple of years out of the U.S. mainstream, is something I’ll never forget. I was really worried about how much the people would actually remember me, but that response made it something really special.”
On What do you think when people say that you can have a high-quality match with anyone?
“I take a lot of pride in what I do,” Styles said. “No matter who I’m in the ring with, I want it to look like what it’s supposed to be. We call it sports entertainment, but it’s supposed to be a contact sport. I want to make that in-ring contact as real as possible, and [also make it real] outside the ring.
“The magic is making the fans question whether these two guys really like each other or hate each other. That performance is what the business is all about … it’s the storylines that people remember.”