Did you miss NJPW‘s HUGE Wrestle Kingdom 11 event last week? Still haven’t see the match everyone has been talking about between Okada and Omega? Well if you have AXS TV, you’re in luck.
AXS TV will be airing Wrestle Kingdom 11 over the course of four weeks, and it all kicks this Friday, January 13th with what could be the “greatest match of all time.” That’s right, this Friday it’s Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The match will be shown in its entirety with limited commercial interruption (as will the other matches over the next four weeks).
Here’s the full schedule of AXS TV presenting Wrestle Kingdom 11 with Jim Ross and Josh Barnett on commentary. Yes, we’re getting the greatest match called by the sport’s greatest announcer. Thank you AXS!
January 13th IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match – Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
January 20th IWGP Intercontinental Championship – Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi IWGP Tag Championship Match – Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Chaos vs. G.B.H.
January 27th NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship – David Finlay, Ricochet & Satoshi Kojima vs. Los Ingobernable de Japon vs. Bullet Club vs. Chaos NEVER Openweight Championship – Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto
February 3rd Special Match – Cody vs. Juice Robinson IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship – The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship – KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
However, I think Dave Meltzer might have been on a sugar rush when he proclaimed it to be Six Stars. Hate that he did that honestly. Takes an honestly great match and gives it unneeded heat with people who will now unfairly compare it to other eras and whathaveyou.
I'd easily go five stars though and leave it at that.
Yeah I think it was a great match that really turned it up an extra notch in the final 15 minutes or so. I do think it is a stretch people acting as if it was the "best match ever" though as honestly the overuse of Okada's Rainmaker hurt the rating a bit for me. Still a hell of a match though