A few weeks ago, Daniel Bryan got under the skin of AJ Styles on Talking Smack by insinuating that Styles — like the great Kyrie Irving — might believe the Earth is actually flat. Styles dismissed Bryan’s accusations, but they didn’t really go into a lot of details about what AJ actually believes. Thankfully, someone was willing to follow up with The Champ That Runs The Camp.
During an appearance on last week’s Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, the always-on-point Roberts asked Styles straight-up if he really believes the Earth is flat. As on Talking Smack, Styles’ answer is a resounding “No, but.” (Transcript via Wrestling Inc.)
“I am not a flat-earther, but there are some things that they say, [to which Styles responds] ‘huh, I never thought about it like that’. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to believe anything that’s told to you. Like you can always question anything.
“And although I’m not a flat-earther, there are some things that, like, make sense. But then again, satellites, the curvature of the Earth if you’re a sniper, you’ve got to take all that into account. I’m not a flat-earther, but they bring up some interesting points. It’s interesting and I think you should be able to question anything you want. And you don’t have to agree with everybody.
“I just find it interesting. I watch all the stuff about aliens. I’m a sci-fi guy. I just enjoy that stuff and conspiracy theories. That intrigues me, so there are just a number of things. I could have killed Daniel Bryan for saying that because now you get all this stuff. ‘God, shut up! Please don’t get that started because I’ll never hear the end of it.’ But it’s interesting. But I find a lot things interesting when it comes to science fiction or fact. I don’t know. Who can say? The only person that ever told me or told the world that other planets exist is NASA, but there’s a reason for all … they’re making a lot of money, a lot of money. They have a lot of money coming in. NASA is not an American thing. It’s a world thing. A lot of people don’t know that, so when you start asking questions, there are not a lot of answers sometimes.”
“DON’T TRUST WHAT YOU’RE TOLD NASA IS A GLOBAL CONSPIRACY THE LINE BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION AND SCIENCE FACT IS INCREASINGLY BLURRED but nah I don’t necessarily think the Earth is flat.”
Look, we’re not here to make fun of Styles for what he may or may not believe. But we ARE here to give you this Photoshop:
I think we’ve all learned a lot today.