New Japan’s G1 Climax Tournament has come and gone, leaving behind an indelible mark on the sport of Pro Wrestling, and setting the bar higher than it’s ever been set in the history of the business. After 3 weeks of nothing but pure classics like Tanahashi/Shibata, Styles/Suzuki, and Honma/Shibata to name a few, all good things must come to an eventual end.
Yes, the Main Event from just a few, mere hours ago. The winner of Block A: “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The winner of Block B: “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada. Two members of the same crew, CHAOS. Two men who have teamed up in tag action almost 30 times this year alone. Two of the three biggest stars in the company, and two of the five best wrestlers in the world.
It’s the single biggest match they could possibly book, a match we swore they wouldn’t pull the trigger on, and yet here it is. Early word is that this shattered all iPPV records with a 6-figure buyrate. Short story long, here it is: OKADA vs. NAKAMURA