Top 10 AJ Styles Matches From Before WWE

AJ Styles’s second reign as IWGP Heavyweight Champion was much more successful than the first because this time the audience really warmed up to him. The highest point of that reign was the 2015 title defense against Kota Ibushi. The event at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo was sold out a week before the show and it did not disappoint. Even though Styles didn’t win cleanly because of the outside distraction on Ibushi, catching Kota mid-Phoenix Splash with a Styles Clash was an epic finish to an epic match.