Kazuchika Okada is hailed as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and it is not hard to see why. The multi-time IGWP Heavyweight Champion has competed in some of the best matches in recent memory.

The Rainmaker was part of the main event for the Forbidden Door pay-per-view, as he challenged Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in a four-way match that also featured Adam Cole and Hangman Page. Due to injury, Bryan Danielson was not part of the match.

While speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Okada made it clear that he wanted to see Bryan Danielson at the event.

“I was hoping to meet Bryan Danielson at Forbidden Door, but unfortunately that couldn’t happen. Since we couldn’t talk backstage, I’m happy to meet him in the ring next time.


AEW is a great promotion, I definitely felt that in my time there. There are places where they win out over NJPW, and areas where New Japan is superior as well. I think both sides came away with something to learn and work on, and I’d love to have another event with those lessons learned. Last time was in the U.S., so let’s have it in Japan next time.”

We will have to wait and see whether Bryan Danielson will ever square off against Kazuchika Okada in the future or not. As of this writing, we haven’t heard anything regarding another Forbidden Door event but don’t be surprised if they do in fact bring it back next year..

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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