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AJ Styles defeats Sanada in "unauthorized" title defense

We have just received word that AJ Styles has defeated Seiya Sanada at the World-1 event that just took place in Japan.

Styles defied TNA President Dixie Carter by making an unauthorized title defense using the TNA World Heavyweight Title belt in the match.  Carter has stripped Styles of the title and a tournament to declare a new champion continues Thursday on SpikeTV.

First photos of the match are appearing on Twitter and we expect to have #IMPACT365 footage shortly.

Photo from @P1GemmaLS

Photo from @PKDX

Photo from @PKDX

Photo from @PKDX

Earlier: Dixie Carter threatens legal action