Dave Meltzer called Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi and Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi two of the greatest matches in the history of the Tokyo Dome. On this edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave and Jim Valley run down the entire first night card.
They start with the crowd reaction to Stardom's dark match between Arisa Hoshiki & Mayu Iwatani vs. Hana Kimura & Giulia, talk about the decision to have Liger lose, and Dave gives his thoughts on the early matches that were "just there" to the matches that got better and better as the night went on.
We also talk the future of Will Ospreay and what's next for Okada or Tetsuya Naito as they defend both belts going forward.
Plus, a preview of night two including an update on any deal between NJPW and AEW and what it could mean if Chris Jericho wears the AEW title to the ring. A brief look at Wednesday ratings, SmackDown, Dave's Q&A at Toudoukan Fight Store in Tokyo, and much more.
Start: Wrestle Kingdom 14 general thoughts
6:25: Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one rundown
49:36: More on NJPW/AEW relationship
57:10: AEW vs. NXT ratings
1:00:57: SmackDown thoughts, WrestleMania season
1:15:37: Q&A thoughts