UPDATE: As noted below, AJ Styles was back in action at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Power Struggle event, teaming with his fellow Bullet Club member Bad Luck Fale against Toru Yano and Yoshi-Hashi. Styles and Fale were victorious. Styles recently took time off due to a “sciatic nerve problem,” and he had to be removed from a set of ROH tapings. Styles reportedly needed some time away from the ring because bumps were aggravating the nerve issue. Styles is expected to be back in ROH for Final Battle in December.
While Styles’ match last night was said to be relatively short, Styles reportedly looked to be in good condition and took various bumps in the ring as well as some high spots. He appeared later in the show during the main event to set up his upcoming match with Shinsuke Nakamura.
ORIGINAL: At today’s NJPW Power Struggle event, the promotion started an angle to set up a huge match at the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 10 event at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. The angle was with IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles. Nakamura successfully defended his title at the event against Karl Anderson.
The match is set to be the co-main event for the card. This will mark the first time Styles and Nakamura have faced each other one-on-one. They faced off once before in a tag team match in 2008 when Nakamura teaming with Kurt Angle to face Styles and Hiroshi Tanahashi. NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 10 event is set for January 4, 2016 at the Tokyo Dome.