Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay
March 6, 2018
Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW 46th Anniversary
IWGP Heavyweight Title
Loved this match. Classic heavyweight title style, slow building match (by today’s standards) with great psychology thrown in. You can argue these are the two best wrestlers in the world right now, and you can’t even argue they’re at least both top 10. Will Ospreay has shown tremendous improvement as a complete wrestler, and even Kazuchika Okada has made inroads to becoming even better than he was last year.
I loved that Ospreay was forced to slow down a tad (slowing down for him is still speeding up for everyone else) and morph his style into a world heavyweight title main event, and he adjusted perfectly. Highly recommended.