WWE Champion AJ Styles will be defending his title at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, April 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana against Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura in what is sure to be one of the best matches of the night. When he’s not training for his match with Nakamura, AJ likes to spend some of his free time playing video games, particularly the hugely popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Styles revealed his love for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in a recent interview with IGN. Styles even joked that he plays the game so much that it could be threatening his marriage.
“Dude, this freaking PUBG is killing me. My wife is threatening to divorce me. And on top of that, my two older boys are into Fornite, so they’re getting in trouble. And I can’t get on them because I know what they’re going through. They’re playing Fornite, they’re yelling, it’s madness. They have Fornite and I have PUBG.”
Styles went on to explain why he prefers PUBG to Fortnite. The two-time WWE Champion likes the more realistic graphics of PUBG better than the cartoony art style of Fortnite, and he feels as though PUBG “is a little bit harder to win.” According to Styles, the building mechanics in Fortnite, which allow players to constantly build structures around themselves, make it an easier game. Styles feels as though PUBG has more strategy, and even compared it to the tactical shooter SOCOM.
Unfortunately, Styles didn’t clarify which system he plays PUBG on, so it’s hard to say if players have a chance of running into him online on Xbox One or PC. Styles also didn’t mention the mobile version of PUBG that released a couple of weeks ago to a relatively positive reception, but when one considers all the traveling he has to do, it wouldn’t be surprising if he has at least given it a shot.
In the meantime, AJ Styles isn’t the only WWE superstar who plays video games. In fact, one of the WWE’s newer talents, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, is an avid fan of games like Pokemon, Jak and Daxter, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and more.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on Android, iOS, PC, and through early access on Xbox One.