Kazuchika Okada Defeats Chris Jericho at NJPW Dominion 2019


Kazuchika Okada defeated Chris Jericho at NJPW Dominion to successfully retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

This was Okada’s second successful defense of this championship reign, and thus far, Kazuchika Okada has been the only man to successfully retain the championship at all this year. Last year at NJPW Dominion, Kazuchika Okada lost the IWGP World Championship to Kenny Omega. He regained the title at G1 Supercard inside Madison Square Garden against Switchblade Jay White.

As for Chris Jericho, time will tell if anything remains for him in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and Kenny Omega have deals with AEW that allow them to work select dates before they become fully devoted to AEW when their television deal with TNT kicks in later this year.

Chris Jericho first re-emerged in New Japan Pro Wrestling in late 2017, challenging Kenny Omega to a match which took place at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Since that time, Chris Jericho has also wrestled two matches against Tetsuya Naito and had a successful IWGP Intercontinental Championship defense against EVIL at Power Struggle 2018.

Chris Jericho has openly admitted that he doesn’t know how many more times he will be competing in Japan before AEW TV begins, but he has also declared his intention to one day wrestle Hiroshi Tanahashi. Jericho’s next confirmed match will be against Hangman Adam Page to determine the inaugural AEW World Champion at AEW ALL OUT on August 31, but we know that he will compete in Jacksonville at AEW Fight For The Fallen beforehand on July 13.

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