Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada's intense rivalry for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship has left an indelible mark on professional wrestling. Their series of matches, spanning several years, captivated audiences and solidified their positions as two of the industry's top performers.
Their battles have been legendary, from their groundbreaking encounter at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in 2017 to Omega's triumphant victory at Dominion 2018. With Omega currently holding a 2-1-1 record against Okada, fans have eagerly awaited the possibility of a fifth and final showdown between these two titans of the ring.
The recent collaboration between All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) has only fueled speculation, offering a new platform for their rivalry to reignite. Although Omega's injuries prevented him from participating in last year's AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door event, his return to New Japan at Wrestle Kingdom 17 sparked hope among fans.
In a surprising turn, Omega and Okada joined forces for a tag match at New Year Dash, showcasing a unique camaraderie between the once-bitter rivals.
Kenny Omega Open to Collaboration
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Omega acknowledged the possibility of further collaboration with Okada, stating, "I wouldn't strike that off the list of potential people who I wouldn't mind having their back." This statement came after Okada hinted at a potential encounter by signing off with Omega's catchphrase, "Good Bye and Good Night." However, Omega emphasized that their paths currently diverge, with him holding the IWGP United States Championship while Okada vies for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Despite the mutual respect they now share, Omega expressed a desire for them to thrive in their respective divisions before considering another clash. As the wrestling world eagerly awaits updates on a potential fifth match between Omega and Okada, fans can only imagine the electrifying spectacle that would unfold if these two legends collided once again.
Until then, their separate journeys in AEW and NJPW continue to captivate audiences, leaving open the possibility of an epic showdown that would undoubtedly go down in wrestling history.