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Figure Four Weekly 6/12/2017: Okada and Omega deliver another classic


After shaping the modern New Japan main event scene with his all-time classic series against Hiroshi Tanahashi, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada is now firmly entrenched in his next rivalry which will go down among the greatest of all time.

June 11th 2017 might go down as one of those wrestling dates that we just don't forget. Much like June 3rd 1994 was for Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada, Okada and his new arch rival Kenny Omega wrestled a match that will live long in the minds of those who watched it. Whether you were in the building, at home or in a hotel room during Download Festival weekend, you would have been transfixed as these two incredible athletes built to one of the all time dramatic closing stretches. They went at a hellacious pace, blowing past the 46 minute mark which saw their Tokyo Dome encounter conclude, and entering the last minute of the designated 60 allotted for IWGP title matches.

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