AJ Styles Reveals Cancelled Plans For Live Podcast
WWE stopped talent using third-party platforms last year
AJ Styles has revealed he had plans to do a live podcast on his Twitch channel before being made to stop streaming on the platform.
Styles regularly streamed gameplays to his fans on Mixer, and then Twitch, before WWE banned their performers using their likeness of third-party platforms, claiming that the individuals were making money off WWE-owned licenses.
Former WWE champion Styles says he can understand Vince McMahon's decision but has admitted he had some big plans for his personal channel, including doing a live podcast.
Speaking on the 'A Couple in with Cody Jinks' podcast, Style said: "Vince said we couldn’t do it anymore, which is understandable. We were taking his product and making money off of it when he’s paying us to do a job. I get it and understand it.
"There are certain things that played into it. I am a gamer, but as far as Twitch, I had to let it go by the wayside.
"I was hoping to branch out. I started off playing games on Mixer, which ended up being sold, and I went to Twitch. I was amazed at how huge the community was. It was great. By the time I got to Twitch, it was more or less me talking for two hours rather than playing games. I was literally hoping to do a live podcast. That was the direction I was hoping to go."