AJ Styles has held the WWE Championship for an impressive 260 days and some feel he is a better representative for the WWE as a champion than Brock Lesnar, who is currently the WWE Universal Champion.
Styles only partially agrees with that sentiment.
AJ Styles has defended his WWE title regularly against men like Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev and more, and he rarely takes a day off — and never takes a pay-per-view off.
On the other hand, Brock Lesnar has held the WWE Universal Championship (the Raw version of the world title) for 477 days — the longest world title reign in modern WWE history.
Over that period, Lesnar almost never shows up on television and has only defended the title a handful of times.
With that said, Styles has no problem with the limited amount of dates and matches that Lesnar partakes in. When talking to Ringside Collectables, Styles said that there is a reason that Lesnar remains on top.
“I don’t care what anybody says,” Styles said. “Brock Lesnar is what we call a draw. People come to see Brock Lesnar, and the fact that he hasn’t defended the title in a while, that’s on WWE. ”
With that said, Styles also responded to the idea that he is a better champion for the WWE.
“I’m a fighting champion like you said, I’m gonna defend my championship,” Styles said. “I’m gonna give my championship the respect that it deserves. So I can’t say much about Brock Lesnar, all I can do is keep doing what I’m doing.”
The next major pay-per-view is coming up in August with SummerSlam. At that event, Lesnar will finally return to a WWE ring and defend his title against Roman Reigns — again. The two have already had numerous matches, with Lesnar winning twice over Reigns this year alone.
On the other hand, AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.
This is a huge match for the WWE as the two biggest names from TNA Impact Wrestling history will battle for one of the biggest titles in WWE history at the second biggest pay-per-view of the year.
WWE SummerSlam takes place on August 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will stream on the WWE Network.