After reaching twelve successful title defenses, Okada wants to make number thirteen a memorable bout.
Okada challenged Kenny Omega to a match for the IWGP Heavyweight championship at Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall this morning after defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi. He mentioned that the last time they met there, they went to a draw, so he wants to fix that.
Omega accepted the challenge, but wanted the bout to be a 2 out of 3 falls match. Okada agreed, setting the stage for a giant Dominion main event. With their rivalry tied at one win each (and one draw), the upcoming match would be the very definition of a rubber match.
Based off of angles over the last couple of days, it looks like Dominion is shaping up to be a very memorable card. Taichi and Michael Elgin have both expressed interest in the NEVER title, with Taichi repeatedly attacking both Elgin and champion Hirooki Goto behind during the tour. Roppongi 3K have also expressed interest in regaining the IWGP Jr. tag team titles.
Meanwhile, The Young Bucks officially laid out a challenge to EVIL and SANADA over the IWGP tag team titles and Jay White made it clear to Juice Robinson that he had his eyes set on him. And of course, Chris Jericho made his presence felt this morning by destroying Tetsuya Naito with a ring bell, making it clear he was not finished with him in the least bit.
This year’s Dominion will take place on June 9 in Osaka at Osaka-jo Hall.