A.J. Styles will officially be challenging for the IWGP heavyweight title against champion Kazuchika Okada in the main event of New Japan’s King of Pro Wrestling show on 10/12 at Sumo Hall in Tokyo.
King of Pro Wrestling is the company’s biggest event between the G-1 finals and the Tokyo Dome show.
Styles was expected to get the next title shot after cleanly pinning Okada on 8/16 at Sumo Hall in a six-man tag team match. Okada defeated Styles on July 5 in Osaka at the Dominion PPV to win the title that Styles had won from Hiroshi Tanahashi on 2/11 in Osaka.