Kazuchika Okada Talks Up Potential Rematch With Bryan Danielson
Kazuchika Okada wants another shot at Bryan Danielson... eventually
At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door II we saw a long awaited dream match play out in front of us as Bryan Danielson took on Kazuchika Okada for the first time.
A hard hitting match that saw Danielson tap out Okada despite breaking his own arm during the match, it was a fitting way to close out the show. For Okada though, it was merely the beginning.
The legendary multi-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion spoke of his match against Danielson with Tokyo Sports, with ‘The Rainmaker’ leaving the door open for a potential Okada vs. Danielson II match down the road:
"I don't think it's right for me to play the card that everyone was excited about so much, and to play it again. I don't want to get there easily. But if there is a time to return the favour, I'd like to win even if I have to break one or two more arms firmly. I hope I can do it at the right time,” said Okada.
Okada accidentally broke Danielson’s forearm with a top rope elbow drop during the match, but momentum was on ‘The American Dragon’s side, with Okada noting how the spectacle of Danielson’s entrance alone changed the mood in the arena:
"I was the last to enter the ring, but I felt like AEW had taken me over. Brian came out of nowhere for the 'Final Countdown,' and I thought he took the air with him. I felt that I had experienced American wrestling this time,” said Okada.