Okada Wins IWGP World Heavyweight Title At Wrestle Kingdom 17

Okada Wins IWGP World Heavyweight Title

Okada Wins IWGP World Heavyweight Title – The main event of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 show saw Okada defeat Jay White to capture the IWGP World Heavyweight Title.

The finish to the match saw Okada hit a Bladerunner, then The Rainmaker. After the match, Shingo Takagi interrupted Okada’s celebration to issue a challenge for the title. After that segment, Okada cut a promo to end the show, thanking the fans and the late WWE Hall of Famer and Japanese legend Antonio Inoki.

This is Okada’s second reign with the title. White won the strap back on June 12 at the Dominion 6.12 event, defeating Okada. White held the title for 206 recognized days in his first reign.

Below are several shots from title change at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Wrestle Kingdom 17 event also saw Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi defeat FTR’s Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood to capture the IWGP Tag Team Titles. Bishamon earned tonight’s title shot by winning the NJPW World Tag League finals back in December.

This is the second reign for Bishamon. FTR began their first run with the straps back at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door on June 26, defeating Roppongi Vice and former champions United Empire in a Winners Take All Triple Threat match that also saw FTR put their ROH World Tag Team Titles on the line.

FTR has now lost the ROH World Tag Team Titles, the AAA World Tag Team Titles, and the IWGP Tag Team Titles in recent months.

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