Four-time NJPW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada recently did an interview for New Japan Pro Wrestling's official website, NJPW1972.com. When asked about how he feels about not being in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom for the first time in several years, Okada gave the following response:
NJPW: "Ever since you came back to New Japan as the Rainmaker, you’ve been headlining the Tokyo Dome every year. What is it like, going into Wrestle Kingdom this year?"
Okada: "Honestly, I’m not that upset about it. If this was any other sport, the same sport isn’t going to dominate all the time. The Giants aren’t going to run the table every year."
NJPW: "This year, it’s a non-title match for you as well. How does it feel, heading into that?"
Okada: "Well, the Dome is always the Dome. So the setting hasn’t changed. But the scenario, not a main event, not a title match. What’s that even like? I can’t remember, so I want to see for myself. I might get pumped up just like a title match, or it might be very different. I won’t know until January 4th, so I’m kinda excited, honestly."