Kazuchika Okada: Losing To Bryan Danielson Made NJPW & All Of Japan Look Bad, I Need Revenge For That

Kazuchika Okada wants revenge on Bryan Danielson.

At Wrestle Kingdom 18 on Thursday, January 4, Kazuchika Okada and Bryan Danielson will face off in singles action once again. This bout will be a rematch from the pair's first singles contest, which took place at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view back in June 2023.

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Many fans are very excited for this bout, as it will be Danielson's first match in Japan since 2018.

While speaking to New Japan Pro Wrestling for a new interview, Okada revealed that he was thankful that Danielson challenged him to another match, because he wanted to challenge him.

Okada also said that he needs to get the win back, as his previous loss against Danielson made NJPW and all of Japan look bad.

“I wanted to challenge him, so he helped me out. It's a chance for revenge. There have been no preview matches, so it’s a bit tough to hype up and maybe fans feel the same. But when you feel the atmosphere on the entrances, then you’ll know what a big deal this match is and that’s when I’ll be pumped up as well. I lost against one of the best in the world, that makes NJPW look bad and all of Japan look bad. So, I need to get revenge for that. I know he broke his arm and fractured his orbital, but I lost to him. Tapped out. Last time he had the home promotion advantage, now it’s my home. So it seems only right I get the win back.”

When asked about Danielson's intentions to break his arm, Okada noted that he can nail a dropkick with a broken leg and hit a rainmaker with a broken arm.

“He should go ahead and try to do it. I can dropkick on a broken leg, rainmaker with a broken arm. If he thinks he can do it, I want him to try.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Okada said that he has about ten more years to be on top of the industry. Fans can learn more here.

Okada is set to face Bryan Danielson in a rematch at Wrestle Kingdom 18 on January 4, 2024. Fans can see the full card for the show by clicking here.

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