Originally Posted by TelkEvolon
I hope you don't mean missed their chance with Okada...... NJPW are giving him far too much and are ensuring that he has nowhere to go and nothing to do.
I do mean missed chance with Okada. yes, he has gotten a lot rather quickly, but I think the idea should have been to develop a legitimate rival for Tanahashi, since Tanahashi has pretty much obliterated the entire roster almost 3x over. Okada was fresh because he could say he was better than Tanahashi and be BELIEVED when he said it. He ushered in a new era for New Japan when everyone expected Tanahashi to be unstoppable. that's why, for me, Wrestle Kingdom did a lot of damage to that persona. (as everyone is sick of me saying, by now.) i just hope Okada has the same momentum for his second title reign, and that the loss to Tanahashi hasn't taken away the mystique that made him so special.
I disagree about him going nowhere and having nothing to do in the future, as well. Tanahashi breaking every world title record ever in the past five years gives Okada something modern and immediate to shoot for, which could well take up the rest of his career. On top of that, being a legitimate rival of Tananashi can create top matches for years to come, just between the two of them, let alone the rest of their awesome roster.