One of the more important moments in NJPW history as G1 Climax winner Tetsuya Naito and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada are voted out of the main event in favor of Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. We’ll talk about why the fan vote happened, why the narrative around Naito/Okada being voted out is unfair, NJPW’s business rise in 2013 and this historic third Tokyo Dome main event between Tanahashi and Nakamura.
- Match Link: http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00217_1_11
- Eggshells Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome (Book): https://amzn.to/2QhjW4E
- Links to all NJPW 1/4 Tokyo Dome Main Events: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KBjfbUkt3ReGSjkU0f-yId-YWrN5Xn3xGqW8fwZlkIE/edit?usp=sharing