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#FinisherFridays: The Rainmaker



If there is one match this week—heck, even for the entire month!—that deserved a solo post on #FinisherFriday, it has to be this match between AJ Styles and Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

The Phenomal One vs. The Rainmaker.

A collision course between NJPW's cream of the crop, both of whom are at their prime. Rare is a match that is hyped to immense proportions, yet is lived and executed to near-perfection from start to finish.

Bomb after bomb, counter after counter. Words are simply not enough to describe the fast-paced finish these two put on for the main event.

We'll let the visuals speak for itself. Here’s the finish:

via gfycat.com
Yowza. That was ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥!

Styles Clash counter to the Rainmaker to a backslide, countered to the Styles Clash -- but wait, Okada escapes. Bloody Sunday? Backslide counter to a lariat! Rainmaker to a German Suplex to a finishing Rainmaker! Whew!

Match of the Year candidate?


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