Kazuchika Okada defeated SANADA in the finals of the 2018 New Japan cup to officially earn the right to face Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden.
This will be a rematch from this year’s Wrestle Kingdom event where Jay White defeated Kazuchika Okada in a shocking upset. Jay White would then go on to defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi later in the month of January for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Kazuchika Okada holds the record for being the longest reigning champion in NJPW history but has not been Champion since Dominion of last year, when he was defeated by Kenny Omega.
Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling present G1 Supercard in 13 nights on April 6th.