The main event for NJPW Battle in the Valley has been officially announced, featuring a highly anticipated clash between Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay. This announcement was made during New Year Dash, setting the stage for a monumental showdown on January 13.
Will Ospreay initially issued the challenge to Kazuchika Okada in a pre-Wrestle Kingdom interview, expressing a desire to settle their unfinished business outside of a tournament setting and on a grand stage. While Ospreay secured his first clean pinfall victory over Okada in the G1 Climax, he believes there is more to prove and resolve between them.
The circumstances leading up to this match include Ospreay’s ambition to become the first-ever IWGP Global Champion, which was thwarted when David Finlay emerged victorious with the white and gold belt. In contrast, Okada gained momentum by defeating Bryan Danielson in a stunning semi-main event. Now, the question remains whether Ospreay can get his year back on track or if the Rainmaker’s momentum will prove to be insurmountable.
This main event promises to be a must-watch encounter, and fans eagerly anticipate the showdown between these two top-tier competitors at NJPW Battle in the Valley on January 13.
What are your thoughts on this showdown, and who do you think will come out on top in this highly-anticipated clash between Okada and Ospreay? Let us know in the comments.