5 Potential Challengers For IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada

1 year ago by Sonal Lad


4. Kaito Kiyomiya

Although Kaito Kiyomiya is not a member of the New Japan roster, he is someone who wants a shot at Okada and his title.

When it was first announced that New Japan NOAH and NJPW were doing a show together, Kiyomi immediately wanted a fight against the Rainmaker.

In the end, he got his wish in a tag match but was unfortunately pinned by Okada in a fantastic match.

Yet, considering how young Kiyomiya is, there is no doubt that loss only fuelled his determination to have another match with Okada.

In particular, if they have a singles match, it will be a spectacle. Both wrestlers are diverse and can utilise their strength and agility to move effortlessly across the ring.

With the glass door broken between New Japan and NOAH, the next step is to bring the wrestlers together to compete in the different promotions.

It worked when Noamichi Marafuji challenged Okada, and Kiyomiya is the future of NOAH and can do the same.

Yet, there is no doubt that if this happens, Okada has much more to lose, whereas Kiyomiya has everything to gain.

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