For the fourth time in his career, Kazuchika Okada has been named the 2019 MVP by Tokyo Sports. Okada previously won the award in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
Okada beat out Kota Ibushi, Will Ospreay, Jay White and Kento Miyahara for the award. 15 of the 22 judges voted for Okada.
The award was won by Kenny Omega last year. Okada is now tied with Keiji Muto and Hiroshi Tanahashi with four MVP awards. Antonio Inoki has won the award six times.
Okada captured the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Jay White on April 6 at ROH-NJPW G1 Supercard. He's made four successful title defenses during his current run and is scheduled to defend the title against Kota Ibushi in the main event on night one of Wrestle Kingdom 14.
Okada also won Best Bout by the publication for his King of Pro Wrestling showdown against SANADA.
The full list of winners is below.
MVP: Kazuchika Okada
Best Bout: Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA - King of Pro Wrestling
Best Tag Team: Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa
Outstanding Performance: Kento Miyahara
Fighting Spirit: Kaito Kiyomiya
Technique: Kota Ibushi
Rookie: Strong Machine J
Women: Mayu Iwatani
Thanks to @STRIGGA for translating the information.
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