Bryan Danielson defeated Kazuchika Okada in their first encounter at the AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV event in June of 2023 and a rematch took place a the Wrestle Kingdom 18 event on January 4th 2024. Okada ended up picking up the victory and the two of them bowed to each other after the match.
During the post-show press conference, Bryan said the following…
“Even in losing, that’s what I’ve wanted for the last 13yrs… coming to the Tokyo Dome and wrestling someone like Okada… last time I wrestled Okada, I was disappointed he tapped out… today, I wrestled Okada, with the fire that makes him the best wrestler in the world.” (quote courtesy of @IssitaMarie)
🔥WRESTLE KINGDOM 18 in 東京ドーム🔥
— NJPW WORLD (@njpwworld) January 4, 2024