New Japan Pro Wrestling has confirmed that Kazuchika Okada will problem for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship on the Wrestle Grand Slam. The Rainmaker will face the winner of the upcoming title match between new champion Will Ospreay and his first challenger Shingo Takagi.
At the lately concluded Sakura Genesis present, Ospreay received the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship by beating Kota Ibushi. In an exhilarating most important occasion bout between the pair, The Commonwealth Kingpin overcame the previous IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion by hitting the Storm Breaker for the win.
Following his victory, Ospreay referred to as out Kazuchika Okada and challenged him to a match. Having misplaced to Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 15, the newly-crowned IWGP World Heavyweight Champion made it clear that he desires to avenge his Tokyo Dome loss to Okada.
However, NJPW as an alternative granted Shingo Takagi the primary shot at Ospreay’s World Title. Takagi misplaced to Ospreay on this 12 months’s New Japan Cup ultimate. However, he’ll goal to stroll out as the brand new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion when he faces the United Empire’s chief at Wrestling Dontaku.
Kazuchika Okada will get his IWGP World Heavyweight Title shot on May 29
Kazuchika Okada will compete in the primary occasion of the NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam on May 29. The present will mark New Japan Pro Wrestling’s return to the Tokyo Dome and Okada now has an opportunity to go 2-0 up in opposition to his former CHAOS stablemate Ospreay.
However, Ospreay will as soon as once more need to get previous Takagi on May 4. The two arch-rivals will headline the second evening of Wrestling Dontaku.
Kazuchika Okada, a former five-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, final held the first title of New Japan at Wrestle Kingdom 14. Last 12 months on the Tokyo Dome, The Rainmaker dropped the IWGP Heavyweight Title to Tetsuya Naito. However, he can have the chance to win the World Championship on the identical venue subsequent month.