Ryogoku! His voice projects well. It’s amazing to sound like that after a match. SANADA… You’re pretty awesome, huh… I know the frustration you’re feeling.
I’ve shed those tears before. So let’s continue our battle. Maybe one of those times… It can be in the main event of the Tokyo Dome. Speaking of the Tokyo Dome main event… It looks like it’s been pretty much decided. Come out here, Kota Ibushi! Ibushi defeated Okada in G1. Okada lost and couldn’t reach the final. And he will face Ibushi in the
main event of the Tokyo Dome. Here comes Ibushi. With briefcase in hand. He watched their match and didn’t even change. Ibushi protected his contract against EVIL. He defeated Okada in the G1.
He’s already beaten the champion once. He will now stand in front of Okada. Ibushi takes the mic. Okada… Congratulations. Right now I’m after the IC and IWGP titles.
That’s what I need. But with you always at the top,
it’s getting kinda lame, isn’t it? So, can you accept my challenge right here? What the hell are going on about, punk? The IWGP and Intercontinental titles? Hold on, hold on, hold on… You can’t take the IWGP title
or beat Okada so easily. You gotta overcome all of this, before you can
think about becoming a dual champion. You better bring it at the Tokyo Dome, punk! January 4th, the Tokyo Dome, the main event! Okada and Ibushi will face off for the IWGP title. Who are the chanting for? Let’s do it!
It’s on! Tanahashi, Ibushi made it clear, didn’t he? Ibushi did it as only he could, didn’t he? “Let’s do it! It’s on!” That is how Ibushi really is. Also, he’s set on becoming a dual champion. On the other hand,
Okada stays focussed on the IWGP title. From what we heard right now in the ring,
the words of Okada carry weight, don’t they? I will defend and keep this
IWGP Heavyweight championship. We’ve just experienced a typhoon, but all of
you came out today. Thank you very much. The Dojo was flooded, There are a lot of people
struggling and suffering, It’s our duty as pro-wrestlers to give to people,
but tonight, you guys gave us the power. Thank you! I’ll use that energy you gave to me, and I’ll keep
spreading power all over the country. Truly, thank you very much! As the IWGP champion, He made a powerful speech to energize the fans. Those were powerful words, weren’t they, Milano? Indeed.
He’s very reliable. We can see a bright future in New Japan
as long as Okada’s here. I’m sure everyone can sense that. Yamazaki, the match itself was amazing. But also, after the big typhoon,
many people are still recovering. Okada shared his compassion with everyone. Truthfully, as a champion,
he keeps growing with that title. We could feel his confidence and intent. Tanahashi, Okada said he’s
suffered and struggled, before. And New Japan’s matches never get easier. Yes. But you become a champion
because you can overcome that. He didn’t even end it with
wanting to make it RAIN. He really spoke from his heart. That was big step for Okada, tonight. And it reaches everyone, doesn’t it? There are a lot of reliable younger guys, Many want to become a dual champion,
but the IWGP champion’s words had more weight. Even I was embarrassed,
wanting to be a triple champion. But you did take the IWGP title
at this year’s Tokyo Dome, Tanahashi. Although everyone’s already forgotten. Okada admitted to crying before,
I bet that’s when he lost to you at the Dome. That’s true. You told him, “The IWGP is still out of reach,”
and that pushed Okada even further. I’m the one who made Okada cry… He grabbed the mic! Oh, I almost forgot… At the beginning of 2020, at the Tokyo Dome,
I’ll pack the house! A packed Tokyo Dome is something we haven’t seen. He promised to show a new horizon. And he pointed out Tanahashi, in the end. Like, “It’s not you, but it’ll be me.” At the end, Okada made clear
his intention to pack the Tokyo Dome. I will bounce back.
Do you know why? Because I’m the hope of the pro-wrestling world. It’s official now, isn’t it? I just said it. This will be an epic match. I need this match to spread
pro-wrestling even further. Okada, come on.
I’ll be waiting. Congrats. Here you go. Thanks. Okada, congrats on your defense! Thanks. Congratulations on your defense. Thank you. Your thoughts on this fierce battle
against your rival SANADA. 遅れてゴメン He was truly an opponent worthy to
defend against before the Tokyo Dome. I’m sure you had many thoughts throughout,
but what did it mean to shake his hand in the end? That’s not something I need to
share with everyone right now. But maybe I’ll express some of those
feelings next time we fight. Right now, I have to focus on
what’s waiting for me. How did you take what
Kota Ibushi said in the ring? Well, I don’t mind him wanting to
become a dual champion, Although I’m not really interested in that,
I think it’s good for him to have a dream. However, becoming a dual champion
includes this belt, too. I think he’s selling this title short.
This belt isn’t just part of doing something else. So, I want to say to him, “Don’t be so foolish.” This was your 29th total successful
IWGP title defense, you now have passed Tanahashi, So, can you tell us your thoughts on
the IWGP title at this point? About that… Well, there’s still a lot more work for me to do. Maybe it’ll bum Tanahashi out
to know that fact. But truthfully, I’m intending to
defend many more times. So, nothing really to talk about, currently. Also, you mentioned wanting to
pack the Tokyo Dome, What are your thoughts,
now that you know you’ll be in the main event? Well, although I keep talking about
filling up the Dome, Truthfully, I believe that if we keep having
these intense matches, we can fill it up. I know it won’t be easy, though. While pro-wrestling is on a surge,
it’s up to us to pack that place. Also, looking at tonight’s crowd,
on to the Tokyo Dome, we’re on a roll. When I was heading back, I looked at the crowd,
and I became convinced. “Kazuchika Okada, are you for real?” Even though everyone already knows it… The greatness of pro-wrestling… I have to show that, time and time again.
And now rugby is on a roll, too. Then there’s volleyball, gymnastics, track,
people are paying attention to sports right now, We have to show that
pro-wrestling is on fire, too. It’s frustrating to lose to other sports. We have
to show the real strength of pro-wrestling. I want to, so that’s what I said to everyone. And I will absolutely fill up the Dome.
Absolutely. We look forward to that. Thank you
for your support. Congratulations on your defense today.