Kazuchika Okada and Bryan Danielson collided in a thrilling match at the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door pay-per-view, held at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The atmosphere was electric as Danielson made his entrance, accompanied by the iconic Final Countdown song. Right from the start, Danielson showcased his agility by executing a flying knee strike that caught Okada off guard, sending him crashing to the floor. With precision and strategy, Danielson targeted Okada’s right arm, looking to gain an early advantage.
However, Okada quickly turned the tables with a devastating dropkick that knocked Danielson off the top rope and onto the outside floor. Seizing the moment, Okada followed up with an elbow drop attempt, only to be met with a well-timed counter from Danielson, who locked him in an armbar. The intensity continued to escalate as Danielson unleashed powerful chest kicks on the floor, but Okada retaliated with a tombstone piledriver on the ramp.
In a cunning move, Danielson pretended to convulse, tricking Okada into falling into a trap. Exploiting the situation, Danielson connected with a running knee strike and followed up with a head kick. Okada displayed his resilience by countering with his signature move, the Rainmaker clothesline, nearly securing the victory. However, Danielson showcased his grappling prowess, expertly applying the LeBell Lock submission, forcing Okada to tap out.
Danielson continues to isolate Okada!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 26, 2023