AJ Styles just defeated Kazuchika Okada to become the new IWGP Heavyweight champion at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Wrestling Dontaku event in Fukouka, Japan today. Styles captured the belt with the Styles Clash to become the 60th champion. He is the first American to win the championship since Brock Lesnar won it in 2005. Styles recently signed a one year deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Thanks to his victory, the main event of the ROH/New Japan Pro Wrestling cross promotional event War of the World will be AJ Styles vs Michael Elgin III with the IWGP World Championship on the line!