AJ Styles to challenge for IWGP title at NJPW's King of Pro Wrestling

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.