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Tetsuya Naito defeats Kazuchika Okada to become IWGP double champion, KENTA attacks Naito: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 results

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For the first time ever, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship were at stake in a match dubbed as the Double Gold Dash.

Naito worked over Okada's neck early on in the match, including a neck breaker on the floor at ringside. Okada eventually took over on offense and he tried to hit the Rainmaker early on but Naito countered him with elbows.

Moments later, Okada tried to pick up Naito and drive him into the announcer's table but Naito fought back but Okada was able to pick him up and drive his knee into the table. Naito was barely able to get back in the ring before the 20 count.

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Okada hit a German suplex and tried for the Rainmaker but Naito countered into a swinging DDT off the ropes. Naito hit a poison rana off the top and ALMOST pinned Okada. The replay showed the back of Okada's head hitting the mat. Moments later, Okada surprised Naito with a dropkick but Naito no-sold it and hit the Destino. Okada barely kicked out as it looked like that was going to be the finish. Naito tried the Destino again but Okada countered and then hit the dropkick.

Both men exchanged some stiff forearm shots as they were clearly exhausted. After some counters, Okada hit the Rainmaker. He tried it again but ended up hitting a spinning tombstone. Okada hit the Rainmaker again and then went for the pin but Naito kicked out at the 30-minute mark. Okada tried the sitdown tombstone but Naito fought his way out of it. Naito spit in Okada's face and Okada followed up by driving Naito's knee into the mat. Okada hit two more consecutive Rainmaker clotheslines and then followed up with a third attempt but it was countered into a Destino by Naito. Okada kicked out of the pin attempt. Naito hit the stardust press off the top but Okada kicked out of the pin attempt. Incredible match. Naito hit the cradle piledrive and Destino and then pinned Okada to become the double champion. Incredible match.

Naito grabbed the mic and said that he would love to wrestle Okada again. He also addressed the fans but then KENTA came out and attacked Naito from out of nowhere. He nailed him with a knee to the face and the GTS.

Click here for complete results from NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14.