Kevin Pantoja on Naito in 2017

Kevin Pantoja:

Nothing against Kenny Omega, because he’s been fantastic this year, but I think they HAVE TO give Naito his WK main event. He reinvented himself, is now insanely over, became one of, if not the top wrestler in NJPW, and got cheated out of that spot a few years ago. It all needs to come full circle. I really, really hope it does. Naito deserves it.

Tough to argue with that. I’ve greatly enjoyed Naito in 2017, and it makes loads of sense to have Naito vs Okada. But NJPW is a slower-burn show than most, and there’s plenty of juice left in Omega vs Okada too.