High praise indeed. The king of the star rating Dave Meltzer has called Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada from this year’s G1 Climax “one of the best matches I ever saw in my life”.
This quote was reported by Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer buddy Bryan Alvarez, who echoed Dave’s comments and said it was difficult to find any flaws with the match at all.
Okada had to hit four Rainmakers before he was able to pin the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, which is about three more than he usually has to hit to put away an opponent.
This was Twitter’s reaction to the match (expect strong language):
I shouldn’t be surprised by how good of a professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada is by this point but my god how fucking good of a professional wrestler is Kazuchika Okada #G129
— Hairy Wrestling Fan (@hairywrestling) July 20, 2019
Rainmaker,or set-up for the standing Spanish Fly? Night 7 of #g129 was a great show from top to bottom,best bout between Kazuchika Okada @rainmakerXokada and Will Ospreay @WillOspreay who produced a near perfect pro wrestling contest,amazing work from both men #njpw #g1climax pic.twitter.com/Ba6gtGfFSx
— ShiningWizardDesigns (@ShiningWizardDs) July 21, 2019
FUCKING KAZUCHIKA OKADA AND FUCKING WILL OSPREAY FUCKING HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!
— iaiNoir (@_ims_87) July 21, 2019
I reckon it was a good match.