Even when he is not the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada is still the man everyone wants a piece of in Japan. It doesn’t matter if you’re in New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, DDT, or Pro Wrestling NOAH. This includes the young ace of Pro Wrestling NOAH, Kaito Kiyomiya. Following a win over one half of the GHC Tag Team Champions, Renee Dupree, he would call out The Rainmaker for a match.
Kaito Kiyomiya Calls Out Kazuchika Okada For A Match
Taking to the microphone to address fans watching from home, Kiyomiya would let fans in on what his dream match is. “This is my wish, I don’t know how it will go, but I don’t know how long … I want to experience Rainmaker with this body.”
At only 23 years old, Kiyomiya is still a brash rookie by comparison to the five time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, who many consider the best in the world. That being said, he is something of a prodigy. He was the youngest man to ever win the GHC Heavyweight Champion at only 22, etching him name alongside legends like Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, Takahashi Morishima and KENTA. Across 382 days (the fourth longest reign in the belts history), he would defend the title six times against the likes of Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kenou. This reign would end with him losing to current champion Go Shiozaki on January 4th, 2020 at New Sunrise.
24 hours after Kiyomiya lost his title, Okada would have lost his IWGP Heavyweight Title to Tetsuya Naito. This gives them a parallel in this year, with both men wanting to get back to the top prize in their respective promotions.
Could We Be In For A Puroesu Supershow In 2020?
With COVID-19 having locked the wrestling industry down, with companies running shows out of empty arenas and dojos, the world is ready for huge events once crowds can gather again. Many in Japan, including Okada himself have called for a supershow from all the major companies in the region. With major title defenses from champions Naito, Suwama, and Shiozaki likely topping the card, a clash like Okada vs. Kiyomiya would be an incredible cross-brand match to add interest to the under-card of this potential event.
Would you want to see these two stars clash? Who would leave with the victory? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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