Naomichi Marufuji speaks about NOAH Destination 2024 bout vs. AJ Styles, interested in facing more WWE wrestlers

Originally published at Naomichi Marufuji speaks about NOAH Destination 2024 bout vs. AJ Styles, interested in facing more WWE wrestlers

Styles versus Marufuji is on the marquee. 

Nippon Budokan is playing host to Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Destination 2024.’ Among the matches that are taking place on the show, one of the bouts will see Naomichi Marufuji clash with WWE’s A.J. Styles

It’ll be Styles’ first match in Japan at a non-WWE event since NJPW New Year Dash in 2016. Going into the bout, the current and nine-time GHC Tag Team Champion was interviewed by Planeta Wrestling. Marufuji added that he’d be interested in sharing the ring with more WWE talents. 

He (A.J. Styles) is an all-around great wrestler and one of the best in the world. I want the fans to genuinely enjoy my exchanges during the match with him. And I think we can achieve that.

I am interested in all WWE wrestlers. I want to invite various wrestlers to NOAH’s ring. To compete in the WWE ring, I think I need more training before that, so I can’t say it right now.

As of this writing, Styles versus Marufuji is one of 10 matches on the Destination card and that card is listed as follows: 

  • Three-Way Tag Team Match: Hajime Ohara & Super Crazy vs. Junta Miyawaki & Ninja Mack vs. All Rebellion (Alejandro & Cristobal)
  • Kazuyuki Fujita, Shuhei Taniguchi & Takashi Sugiura vs. Daiki Inaba, Manabu Soya & Masa Kitamiya
  • AKIRA, Eita & Shuji Kondo vs. Ryohei Oiwa, Yoshinari Ogawa & Yu Owada
  • Yuji Nagata vs. Kenoh
  • GLG’s Final Match As A Group: G.L.G. (Jake Lee, Tadasuke & YO-HEY) vs. G.L.G. (Anthony Greene, Jack Morris & L.J. Cleary)
  • GHC National Championship: HAYATA (c) vs. Ulka Sasaki
  • GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship: Daga (c) vs. AMAKUSA
  • El Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. & Galeno Del Mal vs. Alpha Wolf & Dragon Bane
  • AJ Styles vs. Naomichi Marufuji
  • GHC Heavyweight Championship: Kaito Kiyomiya (c) vs. YOICHI