IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada has revealed that one of the dream matches for his career is Bryan Danielson vs Kazuchika Okada. The Japanese wrestler is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but wants to test his metal against Bryan Danielson, another man considered to be a greatest of all time in-ring talent.
Kazuchika Okada told Sports Illustrated that he wants to face Bryan Danielson in a dream match. He also wants to face CM Punk, who has recently returned to the ring after 7 seven years out of action, since Royal Rumble 2014.
“(Bryan) Danielson and (CM) Punk would make for some incredible matches,” Okada said to Sports Illustrated. “A lot of those dream match scenarios are about getting excited for the possibilities, and once the match is done, it’s done. So it is important to keep that excitement and anticipation, I think. Still, if we wait too long, they’ll both retire eventually, so I want to face them both while they’re still active.”
Bryan Danielson vs Kazuchika Okada is a dream match for many. Both men are two of the all time greats inside the ring, and a match between the two would surely be one of the best matches of all time. Danielson has spoke in the past that his dream match in NJPW was against Shinsuke Nakamura, but since that time Okada has elevated himself to a greatest-of-all-time status and will surely be on the American Dragon’s radar.
“One of the guys I want to do something where we can really get stuck in with that I’ve never had the opportunity to do is Shinsuke Nakamura.” Bryan Danielson said.
Whilst he did have some matches in WWE with the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, the pair never had a fully-fledged singles rivalry. If the pair were given 30 minutes to craft a compelling story inside the ring, it would be one of the top matches of all time.
Sadly, WWE never agreed on the feud between the pair. Hopefully Kazuchika Okada vs Bryan Danielson will be given the time and the freedom to create the match that both men want and the fans want to see. Whether that will be in AEW or NJPW remains to be seen.
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