10 Best Matches From WrestleMania 35 Weekend

10. Kazuchika Okada Vs. Jay White (NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard)


Authenticity was part of what made NJPW's contributions to the G1 Supercard so special, and Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada was the foremost example of this.

It would've been easy for the headliners to bow to the show's overall feel after the chaos of the three-way ladder match, Enzo Amore and Big Cass' invasion, Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi, and that PCO bump. Instead, they stuck to the modern New Japan main event style. That meant going back to first gear after the previous match had finished in sixth, then slowly working through the speeds with gradual escalation, building to a riveting closing stretch that had the crowd more invested than at any other point in the show.

While not as visceral as their Wrestle Kingdom 13 clash, this measured IWGP Heavyweight Championship battle was highlighted by White's incredible heel work. He has become one of the biggest weasels in the game. Here, he schemed and shortcutted his way to the verge of victory several times, though he'd eventually fall to 'The Rainmaker' for the very first time, as Okada sealed his redemption inside Madison Square Garden.


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