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Double champion crowned at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14


Tetsuya Naito is the first person in NJPW history to hold both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles at the same time.

Naito defeated Okada in the main event of this morning’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 event following the Destino. Both Okada and Naito defeated Kota Ibushi and Jay White respectively yesterday to advance to today’s double title match.

After the bout, Naito acknowledged Okada. Okada responded in kind by giving Naito the LIJ pose as he was escorted to the back. Naito cut a quick promo and did the LIJ roll call to seemingly close out the show.

But as Naito started to celebrate in the ring, KENTA blindsided him and beat him down. He grabbed both belts and posed over him before BUSHI finally came out for the save. Naito was then escorted to the back as the show closed.

This is Tetsuya Naito’s second run with the IWGP Heavyweight title. He defeated Jay White last night to win the Intercontinental championship for the fifth time.