It is being reported by several sources that AJ Styles was upset about dropping the TNA World Title and upset when Van Dam failed to hook his leg for the pin. When Styles returned backstage, he changed and left the building without speaking to others.
The backstage reaction was mixed with some feeling Styles was being a baby for not wanting to drop the title, while others felt management didn’t keep Styles looking strong and losing the title the night after a major PPV makes him look weak by losing the title. It should be noted this is the first time he didn’t have Ric Flair in his corner.
Many have said that RVD was given the title because of the WWE travel issues with the RAW brand.