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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 Review: Clean Up, Let it Rain!

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 was a great show. Wrestle Kingdom keeps getting better each and every year and this one was no different. There was no bad match, every match felt special in its own way and it had a lot of memorable moments. So let’s begin:


The New Japan Rumble was a fun match. The New Japan Rumble is basically a combination of the Royal Rumble and the Aztec Warfare match where you can eliminate your opponent by pinfall, submission, or throwing the opponent over the top rope. Anyway, let’s talk about the match.

Michael Elgin Vs. Billy Gunn started the New Japan Rumble as Michael Elgin was #1 and Billy Gunn was #2. Oh my god! Michael Elgin has made his return to NJPW! Mark out moment! It’s been a while since we have seen Michael Elgin in NJPW as he suffered an eye fracture late last year so it’s great to see him back. It’s cool to see Billy Gunn back in NJPW after his run in World Tag League last year. Both men had a fun exchange for what it was.

Entering at #3 was BONE SOLIDER. BONE SOLIDER didn’t really do much in this match expect a little bit offense against Michael Elgin and Billy Gunn which had barely any effect on them.

Entering at #4 was Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger did well in this match as he got the crowd behind him in this match so good for him.

The first elimination came when BONE SOLIDER was about to eliminate Cheeseburger from the match, but Cheeseburger goes low as BONE SOLIDER goes over the top rope and gets eliminated in the match. Like I said, BONE SOLIDER barely did anything in this match, but he lasted longer than I thought so good for him.

Entering at #5 was Jushin “Thunder” Liger. Jushin “Thunder” Liger did well in this match as he stayed most of the match. His teamwork with Cheeseburger and his interaction with Michael Elgin and Billy Gunn was fun to watch.

The second elimination came when Michael Elgin hit a clothesline on Billy Gunn over the top rope to get Billy Gunn eliminated in the match. Billy Gunn did what he could in this match and he did well here so good for him and his performance tonight.

Entering at #6 was Kuniaki Kobayashi. Oh my god! Kuniaki Kobayashi made an appearance in NJPW! Mark out moment! Kuniaki Kobayashi is a legend in Japanese wrestling and is one of the greatest junior heavyweight wrestlers during his time. Great to see him here even though his movements were very slow, but he did managed to hit his moves somewhat effectively.

Entering at #7 was Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask did well as he stayed most of the match. His teamwork and interaction with Jushin “Thunder” Liger was cool to see.

The third elimination came when Tiger Mask hit a crucifix pin on Kuniaki Kobayashi with Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Cheeseburger helping him to eliminate Kuniaki Kobayashi in the match. Kuniaki Kobayashi did what he could in this match despite his age so great to see him again for one night.

Entering at #8 was Manabu Nakanishi. Manabu Nakanishi did well in this match as he got the crowd got behind in this match. His clotheslines to everyone in the match were fun to watch.

Entering at #9 was Ryusuke Taguchi. Ryusuke Taguchi did well in this match as he was being himself in the ring. His hip attacks on everyone were fun to watch.

The fourth elimination came when all five men pin Manabu Nakanishi to eliminate him from the match. Manabu Nakanishi had a fun small outing in this match so good for him.

The fifth elimination came when Tiger Mask pin Jushin “Thunder” Liger as Jushin “Thunder” Liger was locking in a surfboard on Ryusuke Taguchi to eliminate Jushin “Thunder” Liger from the match. That was an innovative way to eliminate someone. Jushin “Thunder” Liger had a nice showing in this match.

The sixth elimination came when Ryusuke Taguchi hit a hip attack on Tiger Mask as Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Ryusuke Taguchi both pin Tiger Mask to eliminate Tiger Mask from the match. Talk about fair play from Jushin “Thunder” Liger there. Just like Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask had a nice showing in this match.

Entering at #10 was YOSHITATSU. YOSHITATSU did well in this match as he got some offense in this match.

Entering at #11 was Yuji Nagata. Yuji Nagata did well in this match as he got the crowd behind him. His interaction and exchange with YOSHITATSU was fun to watch.

Entering at #12 was Hiroyoshi Tenzan. Hiroyoshi Tenzan did well in this match as he also got the crowd behind him.

The seventh elimination came when Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi, Cheeseburger, and Michael Elgin pin YOSHITATSU to eliminate him from the match. YOSHITATSU had a nice small outing in this match so yes!

Entering at #13 was Hiro Saito. Oh my god! Hiro Saito made an appearance in NJPW! Mark out moment! Hiro Saito is another legend in Japanese wrestling as he known as Mr. Senton. Great to see him here as he did well for himself in this match.

The eighth elimination came when Hiro Saito hit a running senton on Yuji Nagata to pin and eliminate him in the match. Yuji Nagata did what he could in this match so good for him.

Entering at #14 was Scott Norton. Oh my god! Scott Norton made an appearance in NJPW! Mark out moment! Scott Norton is a gaijin legend in Japan who has wrestled in NJPW for a couple of years and he competed in WCW as well. Great to see him here as he did well for himself in this match.

The ninth elimination came when Scott Norton hit a powerbomb on Ryusuke Taguchi to pin and eliminate him from the match. Ryusuke Taguchi did what he could in this match so good for him.

The tenth elimination came when Michael Elgin hit a clothesline on Hiro Saito to eliminate him from the match. It was nice seeing Hiro Saito back in NJPW for one night. He did well here.

The eleventh elimination came when Michael Elgin threw Scott Norton over the top rope to eliminate him from the match. It was nice seeing Scott Norton back in NJPW for one night. He did well here just like Hiro Saito.

The twelfth elimination came when Michael Elgin threw Hiroyoshi Tenzan over the top rope to eliminate him from the match. Hiroyoshi Tenzan did what he could in this match so good for him.

The match between Michael Elgin Vs. Cheeseburger was fun to watch. The exchange that Michael Elgin and Cheeseburger did in this match was fun to watch especially when Cheeseburger tried to take down Michael Elgin at every point in the match. Cheeseburger! Big Mike!

The ending of the match came when Michael Elgin hit the spinning sitout powerbomb on Cheesburger to pin and win the match. Even though this match wasn’t anything special, it was fun and we got to see some appearances from Japanese and gaijin legends so it was all good. Michael Elgin is looking strong in NJPW heading into 2017. It will be an interesting year for him for “The Unbreakable”. Big Mike!

Fun match for the pre-show and I’m looking forward to seeing what NJPW does for Michael Elgin in 2017.

We then get a video package highlighting the matches for Wrestle Kingdom 11. This is good as it helps build up the matches later on the show to make people excited for it. Well produced video package here.

Tiger Mask W Vs. Tiger The Dark was a good match. Tiger Mask W was once again played by Kota Ibushi which is nice to see as Kota Ibushi played Tiger Mask W well last time. Not only that, it turned out that Tiger The Dark was ACH! Mark out moment! Great to see ACH on this show even though he was playing a different character. Also, a nice way to promote the Tiger Mask W anime which is awesome so I suggest you guys to check it out.

Tiger The Dark did well in this match as ACH played the Tiger The Dark character very well as he didn’t show much of his move set. His reverse somersault dive on Tiger Mask W on the outside as well as his Tombstone piledriver on Tiger Mask W were done beautifully. Tiger Mask W did well in this match too even though we can tell that Kota Ibushi is playing as Tiger Mask W because of the way he moves. His springboard moonsault on Tiger The Dark to the outside as well as his Tiger suplex on Tiger The Dark were done beautifully. Good performances by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Tiger Mask W hit a double underhook powerbomb on Tiger The Dark for the pin and win. Nice showcase for the Tiger Mask W anime where people should watch it and hope to see Kota Ibushi and ACH back in NJPW in some capacity in the future.

Good match and good advertisement for the Tiger Mask W anime.

The Young Bucks Vs. Roppongi Vice for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships was a great tag team match. It’s great to see an one on one tag team match for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships as we haven’t got one since Wrestle Kingdom VI so that was nice to see. Also, I like how The Young Bucks brought in four championships which included the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, ROH World Tag Team Championships, PWG World Tag Team Championships, and their own custom made championships with the Superkick Party Tag Team Championships. That was cool to see.

The Young Bucks were their usual selves here as they played their roles greatly. The way Nick Jackson hit Rocky Romero in mid-air with a bulldog where Matt Jackson hit Beretta with a sunset flip powerbomb was awesome to see. Roppongi Vice did great in this match as well as they did whatever they could to reclaim their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. Beretta took some serious bumps in this match especially that somersault dive to the outside where The Young Bucks dodged it as Beretta hit the floor. Ouch! Rocky Romero did great too as his clotheslines on The Young Bucks were cool to see. Great performances by both teams here.

The ending of the match came when The Young Bucks was about to hit More Bang For Your Buck on Rocky Romero, but Beretta holded Nick Jackson from the top rope as Rocky Romero hit a crucifix pin on Matt Jackson for the pin and to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships! Mark out moment! A great win for Roppongi Vice and I’m very happy for them as they are now 3x IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. Congratulations Roppongi Vice, you guys earned it! Roppongi Vice!

Great tag team match and congratulations to Roppongi Vice for being the new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions!

Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & David Finlay Vs. CHAOS Vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon Vs. Bullet Club for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships in a four-way gauntlet match was good. I’m going to break this match into three parts by the three matches in this gauntlet match so let’s get started.

CHAOS Vs. Bullet Club start off the gauntlet match and it was good. Yujiro Takahashi brought some nice ladies with him for this match and they are looking fine. Also, Will Ospreay brought his RPW British Cruiserweight Championship to the show which was cool to see as RPW gets some recognition in NJPW, very nice of them to do that. Not only that, I like how Bullet Club attacked CHAOS once the bell rang which is a nice touch. Anyway, back to the match itself.

CHAOS did well in this match as they got to showcase their skills in the ring. Will Ospreay was the star of CHAOS in this match as he got to showcase his high-flying abilities. His cartwheel moonsault to the outside on Bullet Club was done beautifully. Bullet Club did well in this match as they got the early advantage by attacking CHAOS earlier in the match. Adam Page was the star of Bullet Club in this match as he got to showcase his skills in the ring. His shooting star press tackle on Will Ospreay from the apron to the floor was well executed. Good performances by both teams here.

The ending of the first match came when Yujiro Takahashi hit Jado with a Snap DDT to pin and eliminate CHAOS from the match. Bullet Club moves on to the second match of the gauntlet. Good performance from CHAOS despite losing.

Los Ingobernables de Japon Vs. Bullet Club was a good match as Los Ingobernables de Japon were the third team to enter the gauntlet. Their entrance to the ring was awesome to see.

Bullet Club did well in this match as they continued the momentum they had from their first match. Los Ingobernables de Japon did everything they can to move on to the third match in the gauntlet even if they have to cheat. The heel tactics that they did in this match were well done. Good performances by both teams here.

The ending of the second match came when SANADA locked in the dragon sleeper with bodyscissors on Yujiro Takahashi to make him tap out and eliminate Bullet Club from the match. Los Ingobernables de Japon moves on to the third and final match of the gauntlet. Just like CHAOS, good performance by Bullet Club despite losing.

Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & David Finlay Vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon was great. All of these six men went out there and delivered a fast-paced match where the action was everywhere in the ring.

Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & David Finlay did well in this match as they did everything they could to retain their championships. The somersault dives from Ricochet and David Finlay on Los Ingobernables de Japon to the outside were beautifully done. Satoshi Kojima with his chops were devastating as ever. Los Ingobernables de Japon did great in this match too as they continued their momentum from the second match. The teamwork that EVIL and BUSHI did with EVIL tossing Ricochet up in the air and BUSHI hit a second rope double knee facebreaker on Ricochet was amazing to see. It was also cool to see BUSHI’s mist to Satoshi Kojima during the match as well. Great performances by both teams here.

The ending of the match came when EVIL hit a STO on Satoshi Kojima for the pin and to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships! Mark out moment! A great win for Los Ingobernables de Japon as they bring gold to their stable. Congratulations Los Ingobernables de Japon, you guys earned it! Tranquilo!

Good four-way gauntlet match and congratulations to Los Ingobernables de Japon for being the new NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Juice Robinson Vs. Cody was a good match. Cody has made his debut for NJPW! Mark out moment! No matter where Cody goes, whether it’s TNA, ROH, or NJPW, he’s making a name for himself and he’s doing it greatly. Before the match, Juice Robinson extended his hand towards Cody, but Cody ended up pointing at him which shows the new character of Cody which I love. Bullet Club… for, for, for life!

Juice Robinson did well in this match as he proved that he can hang with the big guys. His overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Cody on the floor and his cannonball on Cody against the steel barricade was amazing to see. Cody did well in this match too as he got to show his in-ring ability as well as his character. His Indian Deathlock and DDT on Juice Robinson looked painful as heck. Good performances by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Cody hit Juice Robinson with Cross Rhodes (Rolling cutter) for the pin and win. A good win and good debut for Cody here in NJPW. Hope to see Cody more in NJPW in the near future and even though Juice Robinson lost, he looked good in defeat so he had nothing to be ashamed of. Bullet Club… for, for, for life!

Good match and I’m hoping to see Cody back in NJPW in the near future.

Kyle O’Reilly Vs. Adam Cole for the ROH World Championship was a good match. For the second year in a row, the ROH World Championship was defended at Wrestle Kingdom so good to see a ROH match here in Wrestle Kingdom. Before the match, they did the Code of Honor, but Adam Cole spitted on Kyle O’Reilly’s face which started the match quickly. Details like that makes an awesome heel and that’s what Adam Coel is. Adam Cole Bay Bay!

Kyle O’Reilly did well in this match as he tried to retain his ROH World Championship at every point possible. The way he tried to make Adam Cole tap out at every point in the match was interesting to see as he wanted to make Adam Cole suffer. Adam Cole did well in this match too as he tried everything he could to take out Kyle O’Reilly and regain his ROH World Championship. The way he worked on Kyle O’Reilly’s shoulder throughout the whole match was great in-ring psychology there so props to Adam Cole there. Good performances by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Adam Cole hit Kyle O’Reilly with the Last Shot (Vertical suplex lifted and dropped into a neckbreaker) for the pin and to win the ROH World Championship! Mark out moment! A great win for Adam Cole as he made history as he became the first ever 3x ROH World Champion. Congratulations Adam Cole, you earned it! Adam Cole Bay Bay!

Good match and congratulations to Adam Cole for being the new ROH World Champion!

We then get announcements from NJPW that the following shows will happen this year from February to August including The New Beginning in Sapporo, The New Beginning in Osaka, Raising an Army Anniversary, New Japan Cup 2017, Sakura Genesis 2017, Wrestling Dontaku 2017, Best of the Super Jr. XXIV, Dominion, G1 Climax 27, G1 Climax 27 Finals, and G1 Special in USA. Oh my god, G1 Special is coming to the US in July! Mark out moment! This will be the first time that NJPW is coming to the US so it will be interesting to see how it will play out. Looking forward to it.

Guerrillas of Destiny Vs. G.B.H. Vs. CHAOS for the IWGP Tag Team Championships was a good three-way tag team match. CHAOS had the IWGP Tag Team Championships and the 2016 World Tag League Trophies that were originally from Guerrillas of Destiny and G.B.H. as CHAOS stole them from the Road to Tokyo Dome show. I like how Guerrillas of Destiny attacked CHAOS immediately since they were the ones that stole their IWGP Tag Team Championships where G.B.H. later joined in which was cool to see.

Guerrillas of Destiny did well in this match as they showcase their skills in the ring. I like how Tanga Roa throughout the match was just swearing which was hilarious. G.B.H. did well in this match too as they were trying to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships once again like they did last year. Tomoaki Honma‘s headbutts in this match looked painful as heck. CHAOS did well in this match too as they want to become the IWGP Tag Team Champions. Toru Yano was being his usual self playing mind games towards G.B.H. and Guerrillas of Destiny in order to win the match. Good performances by all three teams here.

The ending of the match came when Toru Yano hit a low blow on Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa where Tomohiro Ishii hit a double clothesline on both members of Guerrillas of Destiny as Toru Yano hit a schoolboy pin on Tanga Roa for the pin and to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships! Mark out moment! A great win for CHAOS as they bring gold to their stable. Congratulations CHAOS, you guys earned it!

Good three way tag team match and congratulations to CHAOS for being the new IWGP Tag Team Champions!

KUSHIDA Vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship was an excellent match. Mark out moment! The entrance that Hiromu Takahashi was amazing. Both of these men went out there and delivered an excellent match where either man could have won and it would have been believable.

KUSHIDA did excellent in this match as he tried everything to retain his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. His high-angle senton from the top rope to the outside on Hiromu Takahashi was executed perfectly and the way he locked in the cross armbar where Hiromu Takahashi was in mid-air was outstanding. Not only that, KUSHIDA showed a lot of excellent in-ring psychology here as he worked on Hiromu Takahashi’s left arm throughout the match. Excellent performance by KUSHIDA here.

Hiromu Takahashi did excellent in this match as he tried to bring gold to Los Ingobernables de Japon. His sunset flip powerbomb on KUSHIDA from the ring apron to the outside looked painful as heck. His suplexes on KUSHIDA throughout the match looked devastating. Not only that, his reverse sunset flip powerbomb pin on KUSHIDA from the top rope was insane. Excellent performance by Hiromu Takahashi here.

The ending of the match came when Hiromu Takahashi hit KUSHIDA with the Time Bomb (Fireman’s carry swung into a high-angle sitout side powerslam) for the pin and to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship! Mark out moment! A great win for Hiromu Takahashi as Los Ingobernables de Japon has all of the gold currently. Congratulations Hiromu Takahashi, you earned it! Tranquilo!

Excellent match and congratulations to Hiromu Takahashi for being the new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Katsuyori Shibata Vs. Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship was an excellent match. Mark out moment! Both of these men went out there and delivered an excellent match between two men that know each other very well.

Katsuyori Shibata did excellent in this match as he tried everything he could to retain the NEVER Openweight Championship. His strikes towards Hirooki Goto throughout the whole match looked painful as heck. I also like how Katsuyori Shibata tried to take down Hirooki Goto at every point in the match to make him tap or pass out. Excellent performance by Katsuyori Shibata here.

Hirooki Goto did excellent in this match as well as he tried to prove that he can win the big one when the pressure is on. Just like with Katsuyori Shibata, his strikes towards Katsuyori Shibata looked painful as heck. I also like the determination and heart that Hirooki Goto put in this match as he knows that he may never have a chance like this ever again. Excellent performance by Hirooki Goto here.

The ending of the match came when Hirooki Goto hit Katsuyori Shibata with the GTR (Lariat onto a knee) for the pin and to win the NEVER Openweight Championship! Mark out moment! A great win for Hirooki Goto as he finally won the big one when the pressure is on. Congratulations Hirooki Goto, you earned it!

Excellent match and congratulations for Hirooki Goto for being the new NEVER Openweight Champion!

We then get a video package of the Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi feud which was good. They showed the history of Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi which is nice to see for those who don’t know the history between Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi in NJPW. Well produced video package here.

Tetsuya Naito Vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship was an excellent match. Mark out moment! Hiroshi Tanahashi had a new theme here and it’s not a bad theme. Both of these men went out there and delivered an excellent match where neither man looked weak in the process.

Hiroshi Tanahashi did excellent in this match as he tried to prove that he still has what it takes to be a top guy in NJPW. His dragonscrew leg whips on Tetsuya Naito looked painful as heck. I like how Hiroshi Tanahashi worked on Tetsuya Naito’s legs throughout the match and he was about to supposed to be the face of this match so seeing him working on a body part was interesting. Plus, he displayed excellent in-ring psychology here so props to him.

Tetsuya Naito did excellent in this match too as he tried to prove why that he can be a top guy in NJPW. Tetsuya Naito was playing his Los Ingobernables de Japon character very well here which was nice to see. The way he poses, uses the referee to his advantage, and spitting on Hiroshi Tanahashi’s face was excellent heel work from Tetsuya Naito there. Tranquilo!

There were certain points in the match where I thought the match was over like when Hiroshi Tanahashi was about to finish Tetsuya Naito with another frog splash after hitting Tetsuya Naito with a dragon suplex and frog splash beforehand, but Tetsuya Naito got his knees up to counter it. I also thought the match was over when Tetsuya Naito hit a reverse Tornado DDT on Hiroshi Tanahashi, but Hiroshi Tanahashi managed to kick out. Incredible. Excellent performances by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Tetsuya Naito hit Hiroshi Tanahashi with Destino (Modified standing shiranui) for the pin and to retain his IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Tetsuya Naito became the first person on this show to defend the title successfully. Congratulations to Tetsuya Naito for a hard fought match here as he threw the title up in the air and let it drop which is typical Los Ingobernables style. As for Hiroshi Tanahashi, even though he lost, he looked excellent in defeat and he still proved that he’s a top guy in NJPW, but Tetsuya Naito was the better man in this match.

Excellent match and congratulations to Tetsuya Naito for retaining his IWGP Intercontinental Championship!

We then get a video package of the Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega feud which was good. Kenny Omega said that he wants to take NJPW to that next level while Kazuchika Okada said that he wants to be the new ace of NJPW. This is good for those who are wondering what these two wrestlers are all about. Well produced video package here.

Kazuchika Okada Vs. Kenny Omega for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship was an excellent match. Mark out moment! The entrance that Kenny Omega did for Wrestle Kingdom 11 was amazing as he came out as The Terminator! Mark out moment! An amazing entrance from Kenny Omega and the way it was set up was cool too with the video and so forth. To see what I mean, check out the video below. Anyway, back to the match itself.

Kenny Omega did excellent in this match as he tried to prove that he can be a future main eventer and world champion in NJPW. His dragon suplex from the top rope on Kazuchika Okada was well executed. The way he took that back body drop from Kazuchika Okada onto the table on the outside of the ring looked painful as heck. Props to Kenny Omega for taking that spot as it looked like it hurts. It’s time to clean up!

Kazuchika Okada did excellent in this match too as he tried to prove that he should be the new ace of NJPW. His DDT on Kenny Omega from the barricade to the floor looked devastating. His dropkick to Kenny Omega was executed beautifully. Rainmaker!

There were certain spots in the match that were insane where I thought the match could be over and I thought they would never do. Kenny Omega’s springboard moonsault on Kazuchika Okada from the ring to over the barricade was amazing! Mark out moment! What an amazing spot from Kenny Omega there. I didn’t expect him to do that as he used a move from his former tag team partner, Kota Ibushi, a part of The Golden Lovers so that was awesome to see.

There was also another spot where I thought the match was over when Kazuchika Okada hit Kenny Omega with a Jumping Tombstone Piledriver followed by a Rainmaker (Wrist-lock transitioned into a short-arm lariat), but Kenny Omega still managed to kick out! Wow! I didn’t expect Kenny Omega to kick out from that at all as I thought the match was over at that point, but seeing Kenny Omega kicking out of the Jumping Tombstone Piledriver and the Rainmaker was extremely impressive.

The ending of the match came when Kazuchika Okada hit Kenny Omega with another Jumping Tombstone Piledriver and Rainmaker (Wrist-lock transitioned into a short-arm lariat) for the pin and win. Wow, just wow. What an incredible match where both men put their bodies on the line here. Incredible. Even though Kenny Omega lost here, he proved that he could be a future main eventer and world champion in NJPW after that performance against Kazuchika Okada. Incredible.

After the match, Gedo cut a promo on Kenny Omega saying that Kenny Omega had an amazing performance against Kazuchika Okada, but the top guy in NJPW is still Kazuchika Okada. Kazuchika Okada then cut a promo by re-saying what Gedo said about Kenny Omega as he thanks the fans for attending Wrestle Kingdom 11 and that he is now the ace of NJPW.

It was nice to see Gedo and Kazuchika Okada putting over Kenny Omega as they didn’t have to so it was very cool for them to put Kenny Omega ever as he performed excellently on this show. However, still the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada! Let it rain!

Excellent match and good post-match as I’m interested to see who will face Kazuchika Okada next for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as well as what’s next for Kenny Omega in NJPW.

Overall, Wrestle Kingdom 11 was a great show. A lot of good to great to excellent matches and very well memorable moments. Wrestle Kingdom keeps getting better each and every year and this was no different as I’m interested to see how NJPW will do this year. New Japan! New Japan! New Japan!


Here’s a review of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 from WC User, Naka:

Coming from a fan of Japanese-style wrestling, the Wrestle Kingdom card looked solid. But after watching this event, I have been blown away by the amazing in-ring performances at this event.

Wrestle Kingdom 11 in my opinion was an early candidate for Show of the Year. The show set the bar for professional wrestling in 2017 and what a bar they have set for themselves and other promotions. The show was decent from the Tiger Mask match up till the IWGP Tag Team Championship match. The last 4 matches of this show were truly amazing with the main event getting a ton of praise as not only a match of the year contender, but also considered as one of the greatest matches of all time. Let’s see how 2017 turns out for New Japan with fresh new storylines, including a return of a faction and it’s notorious leader, and interesting match-ups come February time.


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That is my review of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 on January 4, 2017.

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