It looks like it will be a couple weeks before we see “The Phenomenal One” back inside the squared circle for WWE.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that A.J. Styles’ back injury is legitimate, and the early prognosis is that he will miss anywhere from two weeks to a month of action.
AJ Styles was pulled due to injury from last night’s WWE RAW Fatal 4 Way Elimination match with Braun Strowman, The Miz and Bobby Lashley, with the winner going on to face WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins at Super ShowDown. Styles was replaced by Baron Corbin, who ended up winning 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 loss to Rollins. That was the last time he wrestled. Styles was dropped by Corbin in that backstage segment, but that’s the only physical action he saw this week. When asked how long he will be out of action, Styles noted that he still has more tests that need to be done.
Styles has already been removed from upcoming WWE house shows.