Okada faced a second challenge on October 13, defeating Tetsuya Naito. Jon Fuentes-May 4, 2020. Unleashing everything through a lariat like that is more powerful, I thought. And I always thought something leading to a lariat would be a cool finish, so one was added to the other. Cobb picks up Yujiro, runs out of a corner slamming Yujiro hard on the canvass in another great feat of strength from this future main eventer. I really hope that hurts in the morning. Since returning from his brief stint in TNA/Impact Wrestling, the NJPW star has returned to the Rainmaker persona that got him over as one of the top talents in the Japanese promotion. After kissing and speaking to Priestley, Ospreay rushed back into the ring hitting Okada from behind with a Hidden Blade. Ibushi won last year’s event. by Yonosuke Kitamura. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. WEIGHT. Okada’s win was for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in Madison Square Garden back in 2019 where he defeated White in White’s only defense. And I always thought something leading to a lariat would be a cool finish, so one was added to the other," Okada said. They peer into the mind of one of the best wrestlers active today. Match of The Year (2018) vs. Kenny Omega at Dominion 6.9, 5 Star Match (2013) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on October 14, 5 Star Match (2016) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on January 4, 6 1/4 Match (2017) vs Kenny Omega on June 11, 6 Star Match (2017) vs Kenny Omega on August 12, 5½ Star Match (2018) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on May 4, 7 Star Match (2018) vs Kenny Omega on June 9, 5 Star Match (2018) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on August 10, 5 Star Match (2018) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on September 23, 5 Star Match (2018) with Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kenny Omega and, 5 Star Match (2019) vs. SANADA on August 3, 5 Star Match (2019) vs. Kota Ibushi on August 10, 5 1/2 Star Match (2020) vs. Kota Ibushi on January 4, Match of the Year (2016) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on January 4, Match of the Year (2017) vs. Kenny Omega on January 4, Match of the Year (2018) vs. Kenny Omega on June 9. Oka had been on excursion since 2018 in the United Kingdom, working for Rev Pro under the name Great-O-Khan. He snatches his cane clobbering Cobb in the head. Okada's title reign continued with a successful defense against Hirooki Goto on February 11. October 12, 2020 Monday Night RAW results, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship, https://prowrestling.fandom.com/wiki/Kazuchika_Okada?oldid=1742386, Running front, sometimes knocking the opponent into the turnbuckles, "Shin Jidai no Ace" (Japanese for "Ace of the New Era"), "Cefiro & Radio Comeback (Seishun Saikai)" by Maximum the Hormone, "Kick It, That Makes Me Funk" by Yonosuke Kitamura (NJPW) (2007–2011), "Rain Maker" by Yonosuke Kitamura (2012–present), "Rain Maker: 20130104" by Yonosuke Kitamura (2013), "Rain Maker (Tokyo Dome 2017 Ver.)" Ibushi wins with a Kamigoye. On January 3, 2018, the day before Wrestle Kingdom 12, Okada broke the record for longest accumulated days as champion, previously held by Hiroshi Tanahashi. A rematch with Styles took place in Yokohama on May 25, where Styles defended his title despite interference from both Yujiro and CHAOS teammate Tomohiro Ishii. On April 6, after a tag team match victory over Bullet Club's Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga, Okada was confronted by a debuting AJ Styles, who dismissed Okada as the same "young boy" he knew from TNA. Towards the finish of the match between Ospreay and Okada, Okada had Ospreay in his money clip submission. 0. Though it was never outright said by other party, reports from the Wrestling Observer, Pro Wrestling Torch, and other newsletters say that the handling of Okada as a foreign trainee in TNA factored into the cooling of relations between TNA and New Japan Pro Wrestling. These questions and answers provided fans of his an interesting opportunity. But only began portraying the ‘rainmaker’ since 2012. Kazuchika Okada discusses his finisher among other things. Former IWGP Heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada recently spoke with NJPW to discuss all things pro-wrestling. Kazuchika Okada has been a mainstay of NJPW’s for over a decade now. Okada made his return to New Japan Pro Wrestling at Wrestle Kingdom VI, in which he faced off against another returning wrestler, YOSHI-HASHI, who had been competing in Mexico. The following month saw Okada compete in NOAH alongside Hiroyoshi Tenzan, wherein he wrestled against the likes of Kenta Kobashi and Akihiko Ito. He is also a reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada. Okato would attempt to intervene on Samoa Joe's behalf during TNA Against All Odds 2011, trying to prevent D'Angelo Dinero from leaving the arena; but both Joe and Okato would be subject to a post-match beating. HEIGHT 191cm WEIGHT 107kg YEAR OF BIRTH 8 Nov 1987 PLACE OF BIRTH Anjo-shi, Aichi, Japan BLOOD TYPE A DEBUT 29 Aug 2004 FINISH HOLD. His third and final match on the summer tour with NOAH was against Go Shiozaki, in which he lost for a third time in a row. Oct 25: WWE Hell in a Cell In December 2011, New Japan announced that Okada would be returning to Japan in 2012, and that he had officially graduated to the heavyweight division after gaining 11 kg of muscle mass overseas. 107kg . Okada made his debut with TNA Wrestling during the February 16, 2010, tapings of their flagship show Impact!, where he was defeated by Alex Shelley in an untelevised match. Following the match, Okada announced that he had signed with New Japan and was officially graduating from the Toryumon system. If he’s interested in the IWGP tag team titles: I’ve gotta say, ever since Tanahashi and Ibushi won the tag belts, that division is looking a lot more appealing. Since returning from his brief stint in TNA/Impact Wrestling, the NJPW star has returned to the Rainmaker persona that got him over as one of the top talents in the Japanese promotion. He and Kota Ibushi competed in a special singles match, where Okada defeated Ibushi. Okada went on to feud with Minoru Suzuki and the rest of the Suzuki-gun stable, culminating in a match on February 10, 2013, against Suzuki in Hiroshima, in which Okada lost by pinfall. On August 16, after a loss to AJ Styles in a six-man tag match, Okada found himself in a staredown with veteran wrestler Genichiro Tenryu, who decided upon Okada as his opponent for his retirement match.

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