This week’s WWE RAW saw the surprise return of AJ Styles as he defeated Humberto Carrillo to win the Gauntlet Match and secure his position in the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Though many were happy to see 'The Phenomenal One' return, some claimed WWE should have taken their time and done something else with AJ Styles' character. A number of fans opined that it was very unusual to see AJ Styles in his usual state, even after he was buried alive by The Undertaker in the Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36.
AJ Styles agreed with the fans and said that WWE should have utilised him differently after the critically acclaimed Boneyard Match. AJ Styles said on his Mixer channel that after he made his WWE RAW return, he heard fans say that WWE wasted an opportunity to do something different with him. Fans told AJ Styles that WWE could have brought him back ‘as a different character in a different mood and a different look’.
“I don’t know, I’m not tooting my own horn here, but, I wish we could’ve waited and had times been different, that could’ve been something that we would’ve went [with],” said AJ Styles.
AJ Styles said that ‘the recent circumstances had to do a lot’ with him coming back on WWE RAW earlier than planned. He said WWE RAW needs more star power as it has been getting low viewership ratings since the past few weeks. After securing his position in the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, AJ Styles has become the betting odds favourite to win the 2020 Men’s MITB ladder match.