AJ Styles' return to Japan was a bit of a homecoming for him and he wanted to give Japanese WWE fans a little treat when it came to his ring gear
At a WWE Live Event in Osaka, Japan, Styles paid homage to the Club by wearing a special Club mask. Although the Club wasn't a stable made in Japan, it is a stable inspired by Japan's Bullet Club of which Styles was a former leader.
Below are some photos and videos of Styles wearing the mask.
Styles retained his United States title against Kevin Owens in front of the Osaka crowd in a rematch from their SummerSlam U.S. title match.
For those that aren't aware, after Styles left TNA in 2013, he spent a few years in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he was the leader of the Bullet Club until January 2016. Styles won New Japan's top prize, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, twice during his time with NJPW. Styles and Bullet Club co-founders Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows left the Japanese promotion for WWE.
Once Styles, Gallows and Anderson were in WWE, they briefly formed a Bullet Club-esque stable called The Club where they would wear ring gear similar to their Bullet Club gear.