Kazuchika Okada has another Match of the Year award attached to his name.
Tokyo Sports announced that Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito from Wrestle Kingdom 14 has been named its Match of the Year. The bout, which was contested for both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships, headlined Night Two of Wrestle Kingdom 14 and was won by Naito.
This marks the seventh straight year Okada has been involved in the award-winning match and his eighth time overall. Okada vs. SANADA from King Of Pro-Wrestling won the bout in 2019.
Okada said about the honor, "I'm glad if you can feel the enthusiasm that this game will attract attention again and that you want to return like this time." It was a battle that felt great growth as a wrestler. "As a result, I lost, but I felt like I was done with the promotion for the dome. I was confident by gathering 70,000 people. Also, the match that is said to be the best bout at the overcrowded venue. I want to do it. "
Okada has now tied Kenta Kobashi with eight awards, but still trails Genichiro Tenryu, who has nine Tokyo Sports Best Bout Awards. This is Naito's first Best Bout Award.
Speaking of Naito, he won the Tokyo Sports MVP award while his Los Ingobernables de Japon mate Hiromu Takahashi won the Fighting Spirit award.