Wrestle Kingdom 12 is over, and the biggest question coming out of the show is: what happens next for Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito? Naito seemed destined to end Okada’s record-setting reign as IWGP heavyweight champion. Unfortunately for him, the company did not see it that way, or at least not yet.
At this point, Okada has defeated everyone in his path. He is the ace of New Japan, earning victories over Naito, Kenny Omega, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and countless others. However, his 565-day (and counting) reign must come to an end eventually. The question is: who will dethrone the ace?