Tetsuya Naito Defeats Okada to Become IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion

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Tetsuya Naito became the first-ever IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion on Sunday after NJPW’s Double Gold Dash match at Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Naito and Kazuchika Okada faced-off in the Wrestle Kingdom 14 main event to cap off two nights of New Japan action at the Tokyo Dome. 

Both competitors earned their place in the match by winning matches on night one of the event.

The match saw Naito and Okada hit their finishers on each other for multiple near falls, but the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon came out with the victory after hitting Destino one last time.

The new champ cut a promo about his win after the match, but the speech was interrupted by KENTA who attacked Naito from behind and beat him down.

Watch the finish and post-match beatdown in the videos below.