Used to be a Dreamer, Dreamin' of a Fire
Yes the title is clickbait, New Japan is more than fine and on the rise last I heard but how much better could they be doing if Naito had gone over Okada at Wrestle Kingdom?
Imo, New Japan is facing some threats though. For one, Okada and his reign are stale and I think there's a residue from him going over the most popular wrestler with the most culturally relevant character in the company. For two, the streaming site sucks. I'm probably gonna cancel it because at this point the stream is just so spotty when it comes to archived footage. It's not worth it. For three, Okada isn't the only one who feels stale. I feel like NJPW really needs to flip shit on its head as far as its world order goes. When Okada went from being a young lion to an exciting rival to Tanahashi was when they really kickstarted this whole shebang. That was 6 years ago, I feel like now is about time for another earthquake of that magnitude.
Point is, Naito should have won at Wrestle Kingdom and now New Japan is on life support (lol did I really have to edit this to make the sarcasm clear :naito)